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The Middlebury ^Campus 



Volume LXXIV, Number 6 


Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont 


Thursday, November 8, 1979 


Forum probes key issues 



[ Halloween at the Chateau is rapidly becoming a tradi¬ 
tion. Photo by Chris King. 

Nuclear filmwriter 
warns of hazards 


By Holly Higinbotham 

The situation of minority 
students at Middlebury dominated 
discussion at much of the four-and- 
a-half-hour Student Forum annual 
dinner Nov. 4. 

Members of the faculty and 
the administration fielded pre- 
prep arecT questions from Forum 
members on minority recruitment 
and orientation, recruitment of 
athletes, affirmative action in facul¬ 
ty hiring procedures, tenure and 
reappointment reviews and 
organization of the faculty, and 
students' attendance at lectures and 
other "extra" activities. President 
Olin Robison also addressed ques¬ 
tions regarding his future role at 
Middlebury. 

The annual meeting allows 
Forum members to get together 
with the president and deans, as 
well as with faculty members who 
are invited to address specific ques¬ 
tions. Topics of discussion are 
decided by Forum members accor¬ 
ding to their propriety. 

President’s plans 

In addressing questions about 
his accomplishments and 
discouragements at Middlebury, 
Robison stated, "We have dealt in 
the last couple of years with some 
extremely thorny issues." It would 
be astounding, he said, if "we 
could have made it through without 
all that angst, and angst is the pro¬ 
per word." He asserted, " The pro¬ 
cesses by which we have made those 
decisions (of the past two years) 
have integrity." 

He did not cite student 
"dislike" of him as one of his 
discouragements, although he did 
say that the eggs and beer which he 
finds on his windows every Sunday 
morning are depressing. 


The President's Commission 
on the Accident at Three Mile 
Island has released its 179-page 
report recommending im¬ 
provements and reporting deficien¬ 
cies in the design and implementa¬ 
tion of nuclear power plants. The 
Commission was headed by John 
Kemeny, president of Dartmouth 
College, and was comprised of a 
variety of scientist, lawyers, as well 
as a journalist, the president of the 
United Steelworkers Union, and a 
housewife from Middletown, Pa. 

The conclusion of the Com¬ 
mission was that "an accident like 
Three Mile Island was eventually in¬ 
evitable." Their reccommendations 
included an NRC of one executive, 
not five commissioners; a commit¬ 
tee to constantly monitor the 
plants, and the Federal agency of 
nuclear power; the review and 
necessary approval by the Federal 
Government of a plant’s emergency 
plans; and improved personnel 


Robison said that others 
"think I should be a kind of cam¬ 
pus father figure, and that’s not my 
bag.” 

In summing up his ac¬ 
complishments, Robison listed an 
improved student-faculty ratio, in¬ 
creasing percentage of students who 
receive financial aid, $5 million 
worth of new buildings and renova¬ 
tions on campus—all of which is 
paid for except the science center 
work and part of the alumni con¬ 
ference center—, the rate of alumni 
giving, and increasing geographical 
diversity in the student body. 

He elaborated that the school 
should strive for economic as well as 
demographic diversity among 
students, "because if you don't, 
the place is going to die." 

Robison said, "My goal for 
Middlebury is to sec to it that it 
emerges as healthy in 1990 as it is 
going into 1980." He may be here 
one more year or 20 more, he said, 
pointing out that he has been at 
Middlebury beyond the national 
average of college presidents’ 
tenure at a single school 

The president said that he 
would not object to students’ con¬ 
tributing to his upcoming evalua¬ 
tion by the board of trustees, 
although he did not think that he 
could suggest it. "I must now step 
back and allow the board to form its 
committee and do its thing,” he ex¬ 
plained. 

Responding to a question on 
what an approval by the board will 
accomplish, Robison stated, "It’ll 
make me feel better." If his hopes 
of a positive evaluation are not met, 
"thenit’s time to know that, too." 

To people who claim that his 
heart is not at Middlebury, Robison 
answered, "That’s balderdash. 
That’s pure nonsense. I would not 
want to be here if I was not in¬ 
terested.” 


training and recruiting procedures. 

Bolivian students and workers 
in protest of Col. Alberto Natusch’s 
four-day-old military regime were 
dispersed by two Bolivian air force 
fighters. The jets, helped by several 
tanks and armored cars, fired into a 
plaza where the demonstration was 
held. Troops engaged in street war¬ 
fare with civilians opposed to the re- 
cent coup. The police of 
Cochabamba are said to be in 
revolt, while the national labor and 
businessmen’s groups are on stirke. 
Natusch, who claims the actions of 
the military are part of a "cleanup" 
operation, is supported by none of 
Bolivia’s major political parties. 


Israel’s Prime Minister 
Menachem Begin reprimanded his 
chief representative to the Palesti¬ 
nian autonomy talks, Interior 
Minister Yosef Burg, on Nov. 4 for 
suggesting possible negotiations 


Minorities at Middlebury 

The topic of minority recruit¬ 
ment, including the College’s 
philosophy regarding the admis¬ 
sions process for minorities and 
minority orientation was introduc¬ 
ed. However, because Director of 
Admission Fred Neubergcr, Assis¬ 
tant Director of Admissions Ed 
Young and Assistant Dean of 
Students Cynthia Shaw were not 
present at the meeting, ad¬ 
ministrative comment was limited 
to the president and Assistant Dean 
of Students Karl Lindholm. Lin- 
dholm teaches a grammar review 
course during the three-week orien¬ 
tation and a Fall Term remedial 
grammar course, ID 100. 

Anthony Evans ’81 opened 
discussion with a statement, on his 
own behalf, citing six major 
grievances of minority students at 
Middlebury. Among these points 
he urged the College to hire more 
minority professors each year, to not 
change minority orientation in any 
way, to devote a section of the 
Campus to cover Black Student 
Union (BSU) activities, and to aim 
for an 80 percent increase in minori¬ 
ty enrollment at Middlebury star¬ 
ting next year. 

In answer to the statement, 
Robison stated that since 1968, 
Middlebury has had an active pro¬ 
gram of minority recruitment, 
which "came in the wake of the 
assassination of Dr. King." Today, 
the BSU has facilities in the Adiron¬ 
dack House, part of which is soon to 
be renovated. 

Also, the Black Weekend 
which is held during January pro¬ 
vides prospective minority students 
an opportunity to see the College at 
partial College expense. 

Robison cited the lack of an in- 

con tinned on page 18 


with the Palestine Liberation 
Organzation. However, Burg is 
supported by other Israeli leaders, 
such as Moshe Dayan, former 
foreign minister, who has said he 
sees the PLO as a now-changed 
group. 

Burg indirectly restated his 
views that the PLO was not a 
"genocide organization" after Sun¬ 
day’s Israeli Cabinet meeting. 
Though Begin disagreed and has 
tried tc stifle Burg’s statements, 
Burg professes his support for 
Begin, and, as leader of the Na¬ 
tional Religious Party, remains 
essential to the Likud. 


The demonstration of an anti- 
Ku Klux Klan group in 
Greensboro, N.C. last weekend 
resulted in a shoot-out with the 
Klan in which four of the 
demonstrators were killed and 
several others wounded. The group, 
called the Workers Viewpoints 


By Henriettc Lazaridis 

Michael Gray, co-writer of 
"The China Syndrome" and 
author of what he feels will be the 
definitive book on the nuclear acci¬ 
dent at Three Mile Island, lectured 
at length to Middlebury students at 
Wright Theater on Oct. 30. Gray 
spoke about his background in film 
and about his representation of 
nuciear power in this medium. 

Both in the film, "The China 
Syndrome," and in his lecture, 
Gray quoted from a government 


Organization, had raided a Klan 
rally near Greensboro last July. The 
Klan retaliated at the rally in 
response to further provocation by 
an offshoot of the group—the 
Communist Worker's Party—under 
the lead of Nelson Johnson. 


Moslem students stormed the 
American Embassy in Tehran on 
Nov. 4, demanding that the depos¬ 
ed Shah be returned to Iran to face 
trial, despite the possibly malignant 
cancer which Ayatollah Ruholla 
Khomeini publicly doubted in an 
earlier speech to students. This is 
the second takeover of the U S. em¬ 
bassy since the Iranian revolution. 
Another protest by Iranian students 
occurred in the United States at the 
Statue of Liberty where students 
hung a banner denouncing the 
Shah, and demanding his punish¬ 
ment. 

Collected from the Boston 
Globe and the New York Times. 


report on nuclear power which 
states that a nuclear accident would 
present "the radioactive equivalent 
of 1,000 nuclear bombs," and 
could "kill 30,000 people in short 
range and ‘render a state the size of 
Pennsylvania uninhabitable' ", In 
Gray’s own words, nuclear power is 
"like a nightmare" in which "the 
monster is immediately behind you 
and you can't move". 

A process of learning over 
many years in many situations has 
led Gray to this opinion. He said he 
received a close understanding of 
nuclear power through an educa¬ 
tion in aeronautical engineering 
which resulted in a degree in air 
transportation engineering. 

Later, Gray was employed in 
aviation technology and aviation 
advertising "where," he said, "you 
actually get paid for what you’re 
doing or not doing." As he put it, 
this background helped to "twist 
(him) into (his) present shape." 

In the early 1960s, Gray 
founded a film company with a 
friend who was a still photographer. 
"It was actually an accident" that 
the two bought one of the best 
movie cameras for that time 
although they "didn’t even know 
which end to look through." Gray 
said they began to learn "how to 
deal with the plastic medium," and 
to ‘ ‘earn while (they) learn(ed)" by 
filming commercials for Colonel 
Sanders and by making free 
documentaries. 

In the filming of one such 
documentary—"American Revolu¬ 
tion Two"—Gray’s "political 
awareness escalated," he said. He 

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The Middlebury Campus 


Thursday, November 8 , 1979 


Council supports campus fast 


By Matthew McGuire 

Community Council members 
discussed the status of the upcom¬ 
ing Oxfam schoolwide fast and the 
problem of thefts on campus at 
their Nov. 1 meeting in Proctor 
Lou nge. 

Catherine Fergus ’80 started 
the meeting by describing the 
preparations for the Oxfam Fast for 
World Hunger scheduled for Nov. 
15. According to Fergus, David 
Ginevan, associate treasurer, has of¬ 
fered Oxfam 55C for each student 
who participates in the Fast during 
lunch and 85c for each student who 
fasts at dinner. 

The members of the Com¬ 
munity Council said they felt that 
the amounts offered were not 
enough, so Peter Gardner '80, co- 
chairman, agreed to ask Ginevan if 
a larger sum can be donated. 


Fergus said that students will 
be able to sign up to participate in 
the fast on Monday and Tuesday, 
Nov. 12 and 13. She also said that 
the Oxfam committee at Mid¬ 
dlebury will be presenting a film, a 
lecture and a discussion about world 
hunger on the day of the Fast. 

The second topic discussed by 
the members of the Community 
Council was the problem of lounge 
furniture theft. According to Gard¬ 
ner, all of the lounges on campus 
will be furnished by Thanksgiving. 
Therefore, the Council members 
discussed possible measures to en¬ 
sure that furnishings will remain in 
the lounges. 

The Council members decided 
that heavy publicity should be used 
to m ake students aware of the theft 
problem. Posters placed in the 
lounges, publicity on WRMC-FM, a 
letter to the editor of the Campus 


an announcement at All College 
Meeting Night, and informal 
discussions between dorm residents 
and students were approved as 
means of publicity. 

Additionally, the Council 
members decided to change the 
penalty for furniture theft from the 
current $25 fine to a two-week 
suspension effective Jan. 1. 

Other suggestions made by 
members of the Council included 
the possibility of purchasing a supp¬ 
ly of lounging chairs which could be 
lent to students on a yearly basis. 
The Council members decided to 
investigate this suggestion, saying 
that such a lending service would 
discourage the theft of lounge fur- 


Hillel . Political Forum 


Catton changes status 


By Judy Osborn 

William B. Catton, former 
professor of history, has assumed a 
new post as "historian in 
residence," according to Vice Presi¬ 
dent for Academic Affairs Nicholas 
Clifford. 

Catton's functions in his new 
capacity include giving one public 
lecture a year on American history 
and teaching an "occasional 
course" at the College, said Clif¬ 
ford . 

Catton stressed that his 
teaching would be "optional. Both 
the history department and I would 
have to agree." 

Meanwhile, Catton plans to 
continue researching and writing 


the sequel to his book The Bold and 
Magntficent Dream. After "at least 
a couple of years tied up with 
that,” Catton explained that he 
"would like to keep on writing, but 
right now volume II is all I can 
think of." 

He said his new affiliation with 
the College helps him to "keep in 
touch with the College and in touch 
with people," while continuing to 
write. "1 hope 1 won’t be forgot¬ 
ten,” Catton added. 

Gifford refused to discuss the 
College's financial arrangements 
with Catton, deeming "salaries and 
the like" as "personal matters bet¬ 
ween the individual and the Col¬ 
lege.” 


'Big names' sign for lectures 


MCAB officers needed 


MCAB President Rich Silton 
has announced that applications are 
now being accepted for positions on 
the Middlebury College Activities 


president, who "promote greater 
student-faculty relations primarily 
through the Student-Faculty Din¬ 
ner program." 


By Joe Cosgrove 

Hillel and Political Forum 
both have recently attempted to at¬ 
tract "big name" speakers to Mid¬ 
dlebury. 

The Hillel organization, 


A tentative schedule of plann¬ 
ed events includes scheduled lec¬ 
tures from representatives of the 
Israeli and Egyptian missions, as 
well as talks by members of the 
faculty on Mideast history. Invita¬ 
tions have also been sent to U.N. 


nia governor wished to tour New 
England campuses, and therefore 
he sent him an invitation to come 
here. 

Political Forum members 
Klein and Fleischer said they have 
also approached College President 


Board (MCAB), effective Winter 
Term. 

According to the announce¬ 
ment, "The purpose of MCAB is to 
initiate, plan and present programs 
of interest to the college communi¬ 
ty. The positions of President, Vice- 
President, and seven committee co¬ 
chairpersons representing the four 
MCAB committees must be filled.” 

The president's position in- 


All positions arc open to any 
Middlebury student who has com¬ 
pleted one term. MCAB applica¬ 
tions and copies of the constitution 
can be obtained the Information 
Desk. 

"All students who submit an 
application will be interviewed," 
according to the announcement. 
"Applicants are encouraged to in¬ 
dicate desired dates and times for 


through Ari Fleischer '82, received 
positive commitment from lecturers 
at Israeli and Egyptian consulates. 
Fleischer visited the Israeli mission 
at the United Nations over the past 
summer and obtained information 
about arranging speakers. The two 
speakers will be part of a Hillel- 
sponsored "Midcast Week” April 
14-20. 


ambassadors Yehouda Blum of 
Israel and Dr. Ahmed Esmat Abdel 
Meguid of Egypt, requesting their 
participation. 

Meanwhile, the Political 
Forum awaits a response from 
presidential Democratic aspirant 
Jerry Brown. Jon Klein '82 had 
overheard rumors that the Califor- 


Olin Robison in an attempt to lure 
speakers through his influence. The 
president was unable to fulfill their 
requests. 

Except for the very unlikely 
possibility of a Brown appearance at 
Middlebury, attempts at drawing 
big names to the College "are at a 
standstill" said Political Forum 
chairperson, Linda Estin '82. 



mim 


interviews on their applications." 
The application deadline is Nov. 
28, at 5 p.m., with interviews con¬ 
ducted Dec. 3-4. 

Any questions can be directed 
to Silton at Box 3160. 


eludes presiding over all meetings, 
reviewing ail committee budgets, 
and assisting in organizing and 
presenting programs for the College 
community. The vice president 
assists the president and presides 
over the board in his absence, In 
addition, the vice president serves 
on the Student-Faculty committee. 

The remaining MCAB board 
positions oversee specific commit¬ 
tees. The Film and Special Events 
committee is chaired by two 
students responsible for organizing 
cultural events, including plays, 
films and lectures. 

The Concert-Dance committee 
has two chairmen who present large 
concerts and dances, while the two 
Social committee chairmen present 
smaller concerts, dances and par¬ 
ties. 

Finally, the Student-Faculty 
committee is composed of one 
chairman and the MCAB vice- 


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Thursday, November 8, 1979 


The Middlebury Campus 


Oxfam to sponsor 
one day of hunger 


America. Food and economic 
reliance are a major emphasis in 
each program. 

Oxfam began in England in 
1942 as the Oxfc/id Committee for 
Famine Relief. Oxfam-America was 
formed in 1970 as an independent 
associate of the British development 
agency. Volunteers organized it to 
respond to the crisis in Bangladesh, 
although the group soon recruited a 
small staff and designed a program 
extending support to Africa and 
Latin America as well. 


By Catharine Fergus 


May / have 
your 

autograph? 


Students of Middlebury Col¬ 
lege are going to do something 
about world hunger on Nov. 15. 
Students will join many others 
around the country in Oxfam- 
America’s Fast for a World Harvest. 
The money saved on food that day 
will be donated to people working 
in Oxfam-America self-help pro¬ 
jects around the world. 

The Fast for a World Harvest 
began in 1974 and is always held on 
the Thursday before Thanksgiving 
Day. Last year, over 1,000 students 
as Middlebury participated in the 
fast and raised $1,588. 

Three special events are 
scheduled for the day of the Fast: 

A discussion led by David 
Rosenberg, assistant professor of 
political science, at 12:30 p.m. in 
Proctor will discuss “Why Fast?’ 1 . 
All are welcome. 

Russell Johnson, the Asian field 
staff director for the American 
Friends Service Committee will 
speak on the topic, “Starvation in 
Cambodia,” at 4:15 p.m. in Dana 
Auditorium. Johnson is an expert 
on food and hunger issues in Asia 
and will discuss the underlying pro¬ 
blem of hunger as well as the im¬ 
mediate crisis in Cambodia. 

“Beyond the Next Harvest,” a 
movie, will be shown in Proctor at 6 
p.m. It provides an overview of the 
world's food problem, its causes 
and possible cures. 

Middlebury students who wish 
to participate should sign up Nov. 
12 and 13 in the dining halls 
because the food service must know 
in advance the numbe" of fasters. 

Oxfam-America is a non¬ 
profit, international development 
agency which funds self-help pro¬ 
grams in Asia, Africa and Latin 


Did you get your copy of 
The Idea of a Southern Nation 
autographed by the author, 
assistant professor of history 
John McCardell? Photo by 
Ellen Harris. 


Now entering its second 
decade, Oxfam-America operates 
with a small headquarters staff in 
Boston. It received nearly $1 
million in contributions for its work 
during the last fiscal year, mainly 
from individuals and private groups 
such as churches, colleges and high 
schools. The agency receives no 
funds from government agencies. 

Oxfam has taken a leading role 
in the Cambodian crisis by heading 
a consortium of European, 
American and Australian voluntary 
agencies that will channel assistance 
into the country. Oxfam has been 
given access by the Phnom Penh 
government. 

Chief Technical Officer Jim 
Howard has said that the consor¬ 
tium aims to provide $50 million in 
aid for Cambodia. 

The income from this year’s 
Fast will fund other immediate 
relief projects such as the boat peo¬ 
ple of Southeast Asia, although the 
chief commitment lies with long¬ 
term self-help programs. The selec¬ 
tion process begins in the field. Pro¬ 
jects which grow out of local in¬ 
itiative are integrated and coor¬ 
dinated with long-term economic, 
physical and social change within a 
community. 


Faculty approves COR changes 


Committee on Reappointment, 
Promotion and Tenure (COR) and 
the Appeals Council have been 
reorganized. The faculty will elect 
three full professors to the COR. 
“No more than two members of 
the Committee may be from one 
Division and no more than one 
from a department... .No member 
of the Committee may serve on the 
Teaching Resources Committee or 
the Faculty Council.” 

The composition of the Ap¬ 
peals Committee was redefined at 
the faculty meeting. In response to 
a motion by Associate Professor of 
Mathematics and Faculty Council 
member Michael Olinick, the state¬ 
ment “no more than one member 
from an appellant's Division may 
serve on an Appeals Committee” 
was deleted. Olinick explained that 
this clause “is completely irrele¬ 


vant. 

Each division had reviewed the 
entire proposal. Robert Gleason, 
natural sciences division chairman, 
said, with regard to the “separation 
of COR from Faculty Council...the 
general belief is that the move 
that’s been proposed is a move in 
the the right direction.” 

Robert Baker, foreign 
languages division chairman, ex¬ 
plained ’ ’Our main concern was the 
representation on COR...we would 
still like to see no more than one 
from any division” represented. 

Finally, Stephen Donadio, 
humanities division chairman, said 
the 22 members present at a recent 
division meeting voiced “concern 
over the separation of COR from 
the Faculty Council...the recom¬ 
mendations as a whole won 
unanimous support.” 


By Debby Richman 


The College faculty 
unanimously approved at its 
meeting Nov. 5 the amended 
recommendations of the Special 
Committee on Faculty Organiza¬ 
tion. 

According to the recommenda¬ 
tions, faculty participation on com¬ 
mittees will be reduced from 88 to 
77 positions. Effective next fall, 
faculty membership on the Budget, 
Conference, Financial Aid, 
Resources, and Space Committees 
will be eliminated, and will be 
reduced to two members on the 
Community Council. Four pro¬ 
fessors presently serve on the Coun¬ 
cil, although the Handbook calls for 
only three. 

Faculty membership on the 


Students encouraged 
to join Peace Corps 


mosphere in which the world w” 
learn about the United States 
vice versa. 

The Corps is given 
allowance of $100 million annuah 
from the U.S. government which is 
spent among the program com¬ 
mitments to basic health, basic 
agriculture, and basic community 
development. 

A Peace Corps volunteer must 
be a U.S. citizen with a wide variety 
of different skills. The individual’s 
background in languages and 
technical skill will determine his or 
her placement in a program. A 
readjustment and living allowance 
of $125 a month is provided. 

The responsibilities vary, as 
some assignments are individu 
and some are within a group. 
Homeyer said his experience as the 
manager of handicraft co-op in 
Cameroon was an individual pro¬ 
ject. 

The Peace Corps sends 
volunteers to North Africa, the 
Near East, South America and the 
Pacific Islands. The average age of 
each participant is in the mid-20’s. 

For the summer of 1980, can¬ 
didates should submit an applica¬ 
tion in mid-February. For informa¬ 
tion, call 1-800-424-8580. Political 
science Assistant Professor David 
Rosenberg also is available for ques¬ 
tions. 


“You alone have got to decide 
whether it’s time for you to leave 
your friends, family, security...,” 
he said. “It’s difficult to break 
loose in another culture, but when 
you come out you’ll be a better per¬ 
son, happier, about America.” 

Henry Homeyer and Dennis 
Peterson, representatives from the 
Peace Corps, were greeted by 35 to 
40 students in Proctor Lounge for a 
discussion of the aims and objec¬ 
tives of the volunteer program on 
Oct. 15. 

Homeyer, having served in 
volunteer capacities for many years, 
is now director of the Peace Corps 
program in Mali. Peterson is the 
Boston area recruiter. 

Their first step in the orienta¬ 
tion of the students was to show a 
film entitled "The Toughest Job 
You ’ll Ever Love, ’ 1 which addressed 
the pros and cons of volunteer ex¬ 
perience. The film and served as a 
springboard for the ensuing ques¬ 
tion and answer period. 

Homeyer explained that the 
program is 18 years old. Since its in¬ 
ception, he said, the Peace Corps 
has become a successful channel of 
communication to the 
underdeveloped countries it serves. 
According to Homeyer, the code of 
the Peace Corps is to provide 
technical assistance to the under¬ 
privileged and to nurture an at- 


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Thursday, November 8 , 1979 


Editorials 


Council needs faculty 

The faculty has just approved a plan to reorganize its com¬ 
mittee responsibilities in such a way that the effectiveness of the 
Community Council will be annulled. By reducing faculty 
representation on the Council, the recommendation of the 
Special Committee on Faculty Organization creates an ir¬ 
reparable imbalance in Council membership. 

Presently, there are four faculty members on the Council, 
compared to six student members. The deletion of two of those 
professors will mean that only a limited degree of faculty opi¬ 
nion will be represented and the opportunity for varied and in¬ 
formed discussion will be defeated. 

The joining of faculty members and administrators with 
students in the same formal committee is significant because it 
promotes students’ interest in campus issues. Without the 
Council, students would not have any formal opportunity to 
communicate their needs to the faculty or to the administration. 

If one major component —the faculty— is eradicated, the 
purpose of the Community Council will be lost. 

Register complaints 

What is the most popular book in the library? It is not only 
the most well read, but also the most often consulted, contested, 
argued over and written in. 

The “complaint” book, regularly read and answered by 
Librarian Ronald Rucker, certainly must be the library's most 
well-known and popular work On those pages, a student can 
complain about problems in the library, making his needs 
known to the library staff . 

The dining units, both Proctor and SDU’s, also have com¬ 
plaint books available for students comments. Although nor 
every petty problem is solved, at least they are brough to so¬ 
meone's attention. 

The Middlebury Awareness Development movement last 
year brought to light a multitude of bad feelings towards the 
College. Students’ main complaint was that the school does not 
even know what the problems are. much less do anything to cor¬ 
rect them. MAD addressed six issues which were considered ma¬ 
jor problems in the community. However, the very existence of 
those controversies was evidence of general discontent beneath 
the surface. 

A book in which students could write their complaints and 
receive acknowledgement of their comment would be beneficial 
to community peace at Middlebury. The MAD rally emphasized 
the need for such a forum, and the already existing 
“blackbooks" prove its potential. 

We recognize that someone will have to sift through the 
comments and direct them to the correct departments in the 
College. Perhaps the students who monitor the Information 
Desk could be assigned to this duty, or some other student jobs 
could be reevaluated and redirected to this work. Another ap¬ 
proach would be for Student Forum to appoint a committee or 
the Community Council to oversee operation of the comment 
book, as well as to make sure that the complaints receive action 
and/or answers. 

The vocalized outrages expressed at last year’s MAD rally 
helped to settle and placate raw energy which had been building 
for months. A complaint book would serve as an outlet for ten¬ 
sions about so called “petty” issues which often lead to larger 
gripes and low morale. 

Join the ranks 

We may not get paid as much as our counterparts of a 
dozen years ago, but we, the editors of the Campus , believe that 
salary is not the overwhelming incentive to doing our job. Put¬ 
ting out a weekly newspaper could be a grueling duty, but we do 
our best to make it a barrel of laughs—in some form or another. 

It is usually an enlightening and rewarding experience, both 
when our efforts result in a “clean issue” and when we have to 
learn from our mistakes. 

There is no comparable feeling to working with staff 
members towards recognition by the College community for 
having served a worthwhile purpose. We hope that our com¬ 
mentary pages reflect student, faculty and administrative opi¬ 
nions on topics of controversy, and that our news stories tell you 
what is happening and why. 

And now, the ranks of the editorial and business boards 
need replenishing. All editorial positions are open, and all 
students are eligible to fill them. If you have the desire to do a 
job well and to earn some extracurricular satisfaction, pick up an 
application form at the information Desk in Proctor. You're just 
the type we 1 re looking for. ___ 


Corresnondence 


Take some 
precautions 

TO THE EDITOR: 

This fall there have been 
several incidents reported, ranging 
from men hanging around, to men 
exposing themselves, to men grabb¬ 
ing at women students. It is impor¬ 
tant to realize that even in this gen¬ 
tle rural setting there are violent 
men. A fact of life is that women 
should learn to protect themselves 
and take at least the minimal 
precaution of walking—or runn¬ 
ing—with someone else at night. 

Gary Margolis has ordered 
more booklets on rape which will be 
available at the info desk in a week 
of so. I strongly advise women to 
pick up a booklet. 

Specifically—don't run or walk 
alone on isolated roads even in the 
day time. At night walk with so¬ 
meone, even in fairly well traveled 
areas (several incidents have taken 
place right in the middle of cam¬ 
pus). If you see someone suspicious, 
go to Security immediately and give 
as good a description as possible. 
Studying in the late study area, 
either leave with a friend or wait for 
security to lock up and have them 
escort you. 

ERICA WONNACOTT 
Dean of Students 

Theft penalty 
increased 

TO THE EDITOR: 

Theft at Middlebury College 
has become everyone’s concern. 
The appropriation of lounge fur¬ 
niture for personal use has reached 
the degree that many lounges are 
now bare. Entering a lounge, one 
cannot expect to find a scat, but 
rather might be forced to ac¬ 
comodate oneself on the floor. This 
should not be. It is naive, perhaps, 
to presume Middlebury College a 
utopian wonderland where 
everything is grand, but one would 
like to be confident that respon¬ 
sibility and mutual respect do exist 
here. 

It should be stated clearly that 
removal of lounge furniture to 
one's room is stealing, not borrow¬ 


ing “for the year," and the current 
fine of $25 seems to be absolutely 
no deterrent If this problem were 
new and recent, one might say 
hopefully that the situation will 
work itself out. that it’s only tem¬ 
porary 

Unfortunately, this is not a 
new situation It is obvious from 
past years that those few who, by 
accomodating themselves in a 
selfish manner, deprive many, are 
not concerned with the possible 
fine, were the furniture to be 
found 

In light of this apparent 
disregard for both fine and respect 
for others, the penalty for stealing 
furniture must be increased. 

The Purchasing Department 
will replace missing lounge fur¬ 
niture. The fine for stealing fur¬ 
niture will remain at $25 until Jan. 
1, 1980. On that date the fine 
assessed will be no longer money, 
but suspension, for a period of two 
weeks 

Community Council takes this 
action neither lightly nor without 
deliberation, but suspension seems 
to be one alternative which might 
work 

The problem of theft will be 
discussed at All College Meeting 
Night, and dormitory residents and 
councils will further attempt to 
publicize the matter 

Finally, no one is “out to get" 
anyone. We simply want to get our 
lounge furniture back for everyone 
to use and enjoy. 

Thank you, 

PETERJ. GARDNER '80 
Chairman, Community Council 

An opposing 
opinion 

TO THE EDITOR: 

1 would like to express an opi¬ 
nion in opposition to Paul Cramer's 
Oct. 11 article entitled, 


“Congressional Elections Supersede 
Presidential.” I think that he has 
misjudged the issue. 

The statement that no presi¬ 
dent is able to dictate LI. S. domestic 
or foreign policy over the wishes of 
the Congress is a fundamental one. 
The proposal that the most impor¬ 
tant election next fall will be the 
Congressional election is an out¬ 
dated illogical one 

During the reign of King 
Richard or the imperial presidencies 
of Johnson and Kennedy the pro¬ 
posal might have held water, but 
today it doesn’t. Today’s Congress 
suffers from the ills of a decen¬ 
tralization and an eroding party 
structure. The Congress is a body so 
devoted to constituency service, 
casework and pork barrels, that it 
has little time for legislating. Our 
Congressmen are so caught up in 
tneir hyper-responsive mode of 
representation that the national in¬ 
terest often plays second fiddle to 
parochial interests. Essentially, the 
Congress lacks the essential amount 
of comprehensive legislation. To¬ 
day's Congress more closely 
resembles a disorganized New 
England town meeting than the na¬ 
tional parliament. 

The most important election is 
the presidential election. Like it or 
not, power now flows from the 
legislative presidency and the onlv 
hope for comprehensive energy, 
health or welfare programs lies in a 
strong personality in the White 
House. A strong and credible Presi¬ 
dent that can transform Con¬ 
gressmen's faith into allegiance is 
the only salvation we have for cen¬ 
tralization and positive national 
legislation. The only cure for decen¬ 
tralization in the Congress is a 
strong executive that can centralize 
their interests. The most improtant 
election in 1980 will be the 
presidential one 

Sincerely, 

JOHN BUCKLEY ’81 


The Campus welcomes letters to the editor and will try to print as 
many as possible in each issue. We cannot publish, however, letters con¬ 
taining personal attacks or profane language. We reserve the right to 
edit letters, and they must be signed with an address, although names 
will be withheld upon request. We also cannot print correspondence ad¬ 
dressed to another party. Send letters to Box C 2198 or bring them to 
the Campus office in Hepburn Annex no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday. 


Commentary: Save Cambodians 


By Steve Payne 

Three and a half million Cambodian people, out 
of an estimated population of four million people, face 
immediate starvation. Seven times the population of 
Vermont—once again, seven times the population of 
Vermont—will die within the next few months if they 
do not receive massive amounts of food immediately. 

A spokesman for Oxfam-America says that, “Our 
field people are hardened. They have been in 
Bangladesh, Vietnam, and seen famine in India and 
throughout Asia. They say that this is the worst thing 
they have ever seen Our people saw children boiling 
banana leaves and eating them raw.” 

Jim Howard, Oxfam's international disaster ex¬ 
pert, says the situation in Cambodia is “horrific,” and 
that “what we face now is literally the extinction of a 
nation ” Three American senators upon their return 
from Cambodia reported of babies without even the 
energy to cry and men without even the strength to 
walk, dying on the sides of roads. Such human suffer¬ 
ing is heartbreaking. 

Nine years of devastating war and political in- 
stabiltiy, primarily fomented by America's (one nation 
under God?) 1970-1973 bombing incursion, has left 
Cambodia with alomost no food. Only 10 percent of 
the arable land was planted for the August 1979 
harvest. The crop yield expected from the December- 
January harvest is near zero. Cambodia has no food, 
but has four million Cambodians to feed. 


There will be a fund raising drive on campus in 
conjunction with the Oxfam Fast for World Hunger 
during the week of Nov. 12-16. The money will go to 
Cambodia through a joint contribution to Oxfam- 
America and American Friends Service Committee. If 
you wish to have further information or if you wish to 
become involved in the effort, contact Steve Payne at 
Box 3010 or Catherine Fergus at 388-7846. 

When you say T’m starving,” what do you 
mean ? 1 NVhen the Cambodian says, “I'm starving,” he 
means that there might be no tomorrow. Please don’t 
let the Cambodians die. 

Cambodia cannot hope to restore its capacity to 
produce its own food if the world community does not 
provide for its immediare food needs. The world com¬ 
munity is a conglomerate of many individual com¬ 
munities. Cambodian relief must begin in Middlebury, 
Vt ., as much as it must begin in every other communi¬ 
ty- 

Our responsibility was highlighted by one Con¬ 
gressman who said, “If we fail to act, if we fail to 
mobilize the resources of the world, wc will be guilty of 
a crime of silence as we stand by and watch the con¬ 
demned people of Cambodia march through what has 
been termed the Aushwitz of Asia on the road to 
death." 1 pray that we in Middlebury, Vt., will not be 
guilty of such a crime of conscience. The Cambodians 
are condemned by starvation Your generosity is thW* 
salvation. Your apathy is their death. 







Thursday, November 8, 1979 


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Paul 

Cramer 

The Senate Foreign Relations 
Committee is playing a very 
dangerous “game” with your 
future security and mine. The game 
is called linkage , and it concerns the 
SALT II treaty and the Soviet 
military personnel (combat troops?) 
in Cuba. 

This week without any objec¬ 
tion from the White House, the 
committee adopted a declaration 
proposed by its chairman, Frank 
Church, D-Idaho, that President 
Jimmy Carter may not ratify the 
strategic arms treaty until he has 
asssured Congress that the Soviet 


Peter 

Gardner 


Soon after President Carter 
ordered the armed forces of the 
United States to rescue and to 
transport Vietnamese 

“boatpeoplc” to safe territory, a 
flurry of activity and renewed in¬ 
terest spread across the world. 

When some of those starved, 
often familyless and always hopeless 
human beings who had traveled 
halfway around the globe were 
escorted into Venice by the United 
States Marines, I was there. 

As the Italian and American 
destroyers and amphibious troop 
carriers, loaded with their pitiful 
cargo, made their way through the 
bay, thousands of cheering—and 
often weeping—spectators welcom¬ 
ed the depraved. When the enor¬ 
mously wealthy who had come to 
stylish Venice for a high-fashion 


Linkage: Playing a dangerous game with SALT 


troops now in Cuba “are not 
engaged in a combat role.” This 
declaration “links” the outcome of 
the strategic arms treaty with the 
existence of Soviet combat troops in 
Cuba. 

With this declaration, the 
committee clearly has overstepped 
the bounds of its responsibilities 
concerning SALT II. The committee 
should be analyzing the treaty in 
order to make suggestions for 
amendments or changes concerning 
its text. 

The anagram, SALT, stands 
for “strategic arms limitation 


talks,” and the committee should 
make recommendations for or 
against its ratification on its merits 
as a nuclear weapons control treaty, 
and not on whether there arc Soviet 
troops in Cuba or not. 

SALT II is the first arms treaty 
that actually would reduce the 
Soviet nuclear arsenal. The 
2,250-limit on missile launchers 
would require that the Soviets 
dismantle 250 older missile systems. 
The Soviets still could modernize 
their remaining systems, thus in¬ 
creasing their overall nuclear 



The boatpeople 


vacation joined the poor of Venice's 
filthy back streets in this confirma¬ 
tion of the international spirit of 
human charity, I was there. 

The ships dropped anchor and 
began releasing their weary, 
grateful passengers onto dry land. 
Undernourished women, 
precariously clutching malnourish¬ 
ed infants, hobbled down the ramp 
to an uncertain future. 

Men—entirely emasculated by 
the strain of escape, the freezing, 
shark-infested waters off the coast 
of their former homeland and the 
long, treacherous journey to an 
unknown land— smilingly came 
before the crowds. 

Those many who were far too 
weak to leave the ships themselves 
were carried off. Stretcher after 
white, burlap stretcher came forth 


from each vessel, much as a train of 
ants comes forth from an anthill in 
an unending line. Security permit¬ 
ted no one near the Vietnamese, 
but I was there. 

The boatpeople were placed in 
trucks or ambulances and sent off to 
camps somewhere between Venice 
and Milan. Although they would 
later fly to different parts of Europe 
and the United States, the uncer¬ 
tainty of whether they would live or 
die, for these few lucky ones, was 
over. I was there. 

This scene was for but a few. 
Hundreds of thousands of ship¬ 
wrecked boatpeople have died. 
Unless something is done, so too 
will many thousands more. I should 
not like to say that for the second 
near-genocide in less than half a 
century, 1 was there. 


Continuing correspondence 


The following letters are part of a continuing series 
between Vice President for Academic Affairs Nicholas 
R. Clifford and Russ Christensen '38. The first letter , 
by (Christensen to the College, ran in the Nov. 1 issue 
of the Campus. 

Dear Mr. Christensen , 

Gail Potter has passed your letter of 26 Sept, to 
me, and has asked me to respond to your comments 
concerning the faculty and the curriculum of Mid¬ 
dlebury College. I hope you don’t mind if I answer 
frankly; your questions strike home, and have a direct 
bearing on the kind of role that a college like ours 
should be playing in American society at large. 

Let me take the easy one first. You seem to suggest 
that we should be hiring more Marxists, and indeed 
that in some fifteen departments there should be a slot 
for a Marxist—rather as it there should be a slot for a ac¬ 
tion plan for Marxists. We simply cannot do that. We 
are constrained by our vision of what constitutes 
academic freedom precisely not to enquire into the 
political leanings of socio-economic beliefs of our 
faculties when we hire them or give them tenure. I am 
aware that there are many who would argue that this vi¬ 
sion of academic freedom in fact serves the interests of 
the middle class, and thus makes the educational 
establishment subservient to the “executive committee 
of the bourgeoisie,” as Marx and Engels referred to the 
government back in 1848. I do not agree with this view, 
and would argue that the College by definition must be 
liberal in its politics, and I mean iiberal not in the sense 
of the classical liberalism of the 19th century or the 
economic liberalism of Milton Friedman, but in the 
sense of being genuinely open to all ideas—old as well 
as new. 

You seem to suggest that we have a policy of not 
hiring Marxists. I am not aware that we have ever turn¬ 
ed away a Marxist applicant for a position on the 
grounds of his political beliefs, or that we have ever 
denied tenure or reappointment to such a person for 
that reason. Dennis O’Brien, one of my predecessors in 
the administration (and now the president of Bucknell 
University) when faced with a charge from a student (a 
Marxist, incidentally) that we had denied tenure on 
the groj^pds of^plitical beliefs, said quite firmly that if 


the charge were true he would resign. Nothing more 
was heard of the accusation (in my view, incidentally, 
the student should either have withdrawn it or, if he 
believed it to be true, should himself have left Mid¬ 
dlebury). If I thought the College were discriminating 
on the grounds of politics, religion, sex, or the like, 1 
think I too would resign. 

The more difficult question you raise comes from 
your statement that “Middlebury tends to serve the 
class interests of the emerging successful businessman." 
The accusation is often made that higher education in 
general does precisely this, and that all our colleges and 
universities from Harvard on down are the handmaids 
of American capitalism. But is it really true? Is it a vice 
inherent in liberal education as Middlebury and other 
institutions of our sport perceive it? I myself find it 
hard to see how an English major, or a history, or 
physics, or German major, has been trained by his 
education here to serve the particular interests of a par¬ 
ticular interests of a particular class. 

Furthermore, I would question your assertion that 
the only fruitful debate would be one between the 
Marxists and the non-Marxists. Certainly there are other 
possibilities. I’d agree that the last thing we want our 
College to do is to turn out docile tools of the “greed 
oriented-alienating economic system” that American 
capitalism too often represents. 1 hope that there are 
not meny courses here that teach the student that the 
good life is to be found in piling up a greater devotion 
to the kind of hedonism that Madison Avenue 
trumpets. If this sort of consumerism constitutes the 
mainstream of American culture, then I think Mid¬ 
dlebury is at war with that culture, and trying to defeat 
it by giving our students different visions of the good 
life, suggesting to them that the good life may be 
achieved through a devotion to the life of the intellect, 
the life of social change, the life of public service, the 
life of religious service. In this sense wc are bucking the 
tide, although whether we are doing it successfully is 
another question. 

I think there are ways in which our education can 
be faulted, but I am not sure that they are faults which 
can be solved by hiring more Marxists. For instance, I 
sometimes think that we who teach have our heads in 


continued on page 8 


capability. However, the important 
point is that the agreement in SALT 
II to reduce arms would set an im¬ 
portant precedent for continued 
reductions in arms quantity, and 
hopefully, arms quality, in future 
negotiations. 

Without SALT II and other 
disarmament agreements what 
hope is there for the future? None! 
We will engulf ourselves in a con¬ 
tinually upward spiraling arms race 
that will end someday in nuclear 
holocaust. 


If the United States truly wants 
to try to regulate Soviet interna¬ 
tional behavior, and specifically to 
control Soviet troop deployment 
and movement, then we must start 
negotiations on a new and different 
treaty concerning troops. Wc must 
remember, however, that such a 
treaty and the regulations which it 
would impose would have just as 
strong, if not stronger, repercus¬ 
sions on United States troops 
around the world as it would have 
on Soviet troops in Cuba. 


CarriDus Briefs 


Pampering athletes 

Baton Rouge, La. (CH)—When no blacks were chosen for the 
basketball cheerlcading squad, Louisiana State University officials 
scheduled a supplemental tryout session for black co-eds only and 
selected four additional cheerleaders. 

The special treatment of black students proved controversial and 
brought stinging criticism from the campus paper, The Daily Reveille , 
which stated editorially that the additional tryouts were unfair to blacks 
and whites alike. 

The paper claimed the local NAACP had pressured the administra¬ 
tion to hold the new tryouts. Official sources said the decision was made 
to include black cheerleaders because the LSU basketball team is 
predominantly black. 

Cat ban evicts pets 

Princeton, N.J. (CH)—After a five-week battle with Princeton 
University officials, residents of the Dickinson Co-op have given up 
their cats, 

The 21 student co-op members have also agreed to pay $50 in fines 
levied by the university for violation of its cat ban. The rwo-year-old 
regulation prohibits cats in campus buildings. 

Dickinson residents had refused to give up Gnito and Ganja, and 
had sought an exemption from the university ban because the co-op is 
located across the street from the main campus. The university ruled, 
however, that because the co-op building is on Princeton property, an 
exemption could not be granted. 

LSU adds cheerleaders 

Louisville, Ky. (CH)—Athletes can’t be pampered, the National 
Collegiate Athletic Association told the University of Kentucky recently. 

In a letter, the NCAA said some U of L basketball players may lose 
their eligibility if they are housed in a specially renovated dormitory. 

NCAA rules state that athletes may not be provided with housing 
that has material benefits not available to at least half of all resident 
students. The letter questioned whether the renovations to one floor of 
a dorm housing athletes is for their benefit, since no similar im¬ 
provements are being made in other dorms. 

U of L officials denied the renovations are being done to accom¬ 
modate athletes. “I’m not satisfied with the interpretation they (the 
NCAA) gave us, compared to the one they gave to the Big Blue down 
the road," said Athletic Director Hoaward Hohmann. He was referring 
to an NCAA directive that allows the University of Kentucky to house 
athletes in a special dorm. In that case, the NCAA required certain 
alterations to the building to make it somewhat less plush to conform to 


X^the rules. 


J 


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Steve Burton 

SPORTS EDITOR 

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Joe Lovering 

CIRCULATION MANAGER 

Betsy Currier 

LAYOUT EDITOR 

Caroline Gale 


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Science library opens 
to the relief of all 


By Macy Lawrence 

After a long and tumultous 
period, the science center library 
was finally finished during the third 
week of classes, much to the delight 
and relief of all those involved in its 
preparation. "The librarians put in 
a heroic effort arranging the books 
and stacks so that it would be 
available for the students as soon as 
possible." according to Tom 
Cooney, assistant professor of 
physics. 

There also was a number of 
students who contributed to the 
planning of the library and who 
helped in parts of the construction 
last spring. 

Originally, the science center 
was designed as rwo buildings, to 
be connected by the library. The se¬ 
cond building would have faced 
south. Due to the two-building 
plan, the science library was been 
located on the second to fifth floors. 
However, this set-up did not grant 
enough security for the books. 

A second alternative was to 
build another building which 
would have been located to the west 
of the science center. The ad¬ 
ministration did not want to build 
another building for aesthetic as 
well as heating reasons. 

New plans, therefore, had to 
be made for expanding the library. 


have meant that the library collec¬ 
tion would have to have been cut 
down to a substantial extent, 

Another idea was to extend the 
library upward. The idea of having 
a panoramic view from the top of 
the library appealed to many who 
were involved in planning the 
library. This idea also was sup¬ 
ported because it made use of 
wasted space where the old skylight 
on the fifth floor was located. 

According to Susan Tucker, 
science and reference librarian, the 
vertical set-up conserves heat and 
does not increase heating costs by a 
substantial amount. A massive 
amount of engineering and plann¬ 
ing went into the three floor set-up. 
It is structurally designed so that 
the stacks on stage six support the 
seventh floor and those stacks on 
the seventh floor help support the 
eighth floor reading room. 

Librarian Ronald Rucker said 
that the final estimates on the cost 
of building the library, including 
the elevator and bookstacks, were 
$275,000. This cost does not in¬ 
clude furnishings such as chairs, 
tables and the service desk. He add¬ 
ed that the security system cost 
about $7,015. 

One of the most positive 
aspects of the new library, according 
to recently interviewed students 
and faculty members, is that the 



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The Science Center and its new library on the upper 3 
floors: Are all the bugs worked out? Photo by Gordon 
Wallace. 

related journals and material are The full-time library staff is care of this problem, she said 


The first suggestion was to house 
the library on the forth and fifth 
floors of the already existing library 


circulation control is a lot better. 
Tucker explained that it used to be 
difficult or nearly impossible to 


available in the same building. 
Most reserve reading has been kept 
at Starr Library, forcing students to 


available to the patrons of the 
science library both in the service 
areas, such as microfilm and xerox- 


.Another problem with these 
windows is that students have been 
going out on the roof, which , ac- 



track down the whereabouts of 
various books and journals. 

Julie Worsley '80 commented 
that the new set-up also is 
beneficial to students in courses 
with reserve reading since all the 


cart book back and forth between 
the two libraries. 

Finally, both Tucker and 
Rucker commented that with the 
new system, fewer books are lost or 
stolen. 


ing, and for researching and pro¬ 
jects. 

Both Cooney and Worsley 
cited the limited capacity of the 
new library as one of the problems 
there. It houses the most heavily 
and currently used books, and it is 
not able to have an extensive collec¬ 
tion of either dated books or back 
journals because the storage space is 
limited 

Worsley cited architectural 
problems of the study lounge (or 
reading room) on the eighth floor. 
Tucker explained that first, since 
the windows are so expansive, the 
room itself becomes too hot on 
mild, sunny days. There also is a 
problem of glare, although the tin¬ 
ting on the windows generally takes 


in the building. Yet this would 


cording to Tucker, is a dangerous 
situation. There has been a tenden¬ 
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The Middlebury Campus 


Thursday, November 8, 1979 




450 employees are College 
townspeople who work for the College 
on an hourly or monthly basis. 

Photo by Kate Kennedy. 

The 450 employees are paid on 
either a monthly or hourly basis. 
The latter group, which applies to 
250 of the workers, includes service 
and maintenance employees, those 
involved in skilled trades and those 
who work on a part-time basis. The 
remaining 200 workers, including 
office employees, are paid on a 
monthly basis. 

Workers have expressed their 
views on working conditions and 
job benefits. 

According to Pauline Laroc- 
que, who works behind the counter 
in the Crest Room, “working con¬ 
ditions (under Gary Starr) are good. 
As for job benefits, the College pays 
part of my retirement, 1 get paid 
vacations and time-and-a-half over¬ 
time pay." Larocque added, “Jobs 
are hard to come by because 
unemployment is so high. I'm 
lucky I have this job.” 

Rhonda Todd, cashier in the 
College Store, echoed those sen¬ 
timents. “I feel lucky that I got this 
job; jobs are hard to come by now 
and the College is very accom¬ 
modating. I get paid by the month 
for working a 40-hour week, retire¬ 
ment benefits, insurance, (and) a 
free pass to the Snow Bowl...'.’’; 

The custodial employees inter¬ 


Custodians criticize College 


The food service is the principal 
source of student jobs at Middlebury, 
where two-thirds of all the students are 


on the College Payroll. Photo by Joe 
Kennedy. 


By Amy Colodny 

Middlebury College, which has 
the largest payroll in the town of 
Middlebury, employs 600 non¬ 
student workers. While 150 of those 
employees are members of the 
faculty, the remaining 450 jobs are 
held by people who live in, or im¬ 
mediately outside, the town. 

According to Roger Cole, per¬ 
sonnel director, “The College docs 
try to employ townspeople. The on¬ 
ly way that a non-resident applicant 
would get a job over a resident ap¬ 
plicant would be if the non¬ 
resident’s qualifications exceeded 
those of the resident." 


viewed were not as eager to praise as 
Larocque and Todd. According to 
one worker, who has been with the 
College for 23 years, “There are too 
many chiefs and not enough In¬ 
dians. There are three bosses and 1 
am one person doing a job that 
three or four people should be do¬ 
ing. I just can't do everything that 
has to be done: clean nine floors, 
nine sets of stairs, lounges, the 
basement, entrances and 
bathrooms. It takes me eight hours 
to vacuum alone." 

The custodian added, “The 
residents aren't much help as far as 
cleaning up after parties is concern¬ 
ed, either. They seem to think that 
is my job. It isn’t, though. The 
students in general aren’t a pro¬ 
blem," 

“As far as benefits are con¬ 
cerned, it was a whole year before I 
got anything out of my medical 
plan. Blue Cross and Blue Shield 
aren’t adequate to cover 
everything. For what it costs, it isn’t 
worth it. On the retirement plan, I 
pay five percent of my pay and the 


College matches that. But if I were 
to quit now, the College would 
withdraw their portion and I 
wouldn’t get anything after all 
these years. My wife and I are coun¬ 
ting on that money for support." 

Another custodian stated, 
"Working conditions aren’t bad; 
we’re treated fairly and there’s no 
problem with the students." The 
worker concurred with the other 
custodian that "Blue Cross and 
Blue Shield isn't enough. It costs 
you so much yourself." 

A third maintenance person 
declared that "Communication 
isn’t as good as it should be. I work 
under two supervisors and a boss 
who are inaccessible. One of them 
doesn’t go by the work you do, he 
goes by if he likes you. People don’t 
get the same raises and, in that way, 
it’s pretty unfair. On the whole it’s 
not bad, though. The students are 
good to get along with." 

With the exception of the 
custodians, most workers expressed 
a satisfactory relationship with the 
College. 


1,200 students employed on 


By Dana Francis 

A major part in the operation 
of Middlebury College is played by 
the school's student employees. 
Last year, two-thirds, or almost 
1,200 students worked for the Col¬ 
lege and received paychecks. 

According to David Ginevan, 
associate treasurer of the College, 
many financial aid students are of¬ 
fered campus jobs as part of their 
award package, but the overwhelm¬ 
ing majority of student employees 
are those who simply want to work. 

As far as job availability is con¬ 
cerned, Ginevan said, “There is a 
job available for any student who 
both needs and wants employ¬ 
ment." He commented that new 
jobs become available regularly and 
the College is always “more than 
happy to hire a qualified student.” 

The large variety of jobs 
available on campus include work 
in all dining halls, the library, 
Brown Pool, the field house, 
language labs, the science center, 
and every academic department. 

The food service, as the largest 
student employer, provides jobs for 
almost one-fourth of the student 
workers. Gary Starr, director of food 
service, said, ‘ 'There is a lot of com¬ 
petition for the more popular jobs, 
but there is always a need for peo¬ 
ple to work such times as weekends 
and early mornings." 

Although many students are 
unable get all the shifts that they 
want, Starr commented that if a 
student seriously wants a job, he 
must be willing to work the less 
desirable shifts. 

Students have indicated their 
job preferences. One Brown Pool 
lifeguard commented, “Although 
being a guard requires more train¬ 
ing, it is more enjoyable than work¬ 
ing in a dining room." 

Library jobs are possibly the 
most sought after, according to one 
worker, because “they are both 
relaxing and fun. During the slow 
hours it is even possible to get 
homework done while working." 

Many students who work as lab 
assistants have said they prefer 
working for three straight hours to 
four different 45-minute shifts, as is 
often the case in the dining halls. 

Many dining unit employees 


indicated a preference to work in 
the SDUs because they arc fairly 
quiet and uncrowded. One Proctor 
worker commented, however, that 
Proctor was the best place to work 
because of "the fast pace and the 
amount of people you come in con¬ 
tact with." 

Every worker, with the excep¬ 
tion of headwaiters and a few other 
students employed in special 
capacities, receives the federal 
minimum wage of $2.90 an hour. 
The College budgets approximately 
$400,000 a year for payment of stu¬ 
dent workers. Under law, the Col¬ 
lege, as an educational institution, 
is allowed to pay 30 to 40 percent 
below the minimum wage, but, ac¬ 
cording to Ginevan, “We don't 
have any student working for us 


who is worth less than minimum 
wage." 

Many students have expressed 
dissatisfaction that their hours are 
not printed on their paychecks. The 
problem stems from the computer, 
which is not programmed to print 
out the hours. According to John 
Palmeri, College comptroller and 
budget director, "This causes a lot 
of grief among students, and will 
hopefully be changed within the 
next six months. ” 

Other students share the con¬ 
cern that they will lose their jobs 
when renovations are completed in 
Proctor dining hall, and self¬ 
bussing is instituted. Although 
many workers are convinced that 
bussing is unnecessary, they 


campus 

presently take advantage of this job 
opportunity. 

According to both Ginevan 
and Starr, some jobs will be 
eliminated but most of them will be 
absorbed elsewhere in the College. 
Many students will be needed to 
work in a self-contained dining 
room which will be built where the 
old mailroom was located. Students 
will also be needed to work in a pro¬ 
posed snackbar in the SDUs. 

Ginevan emphasized that stu¬ 
dent workers play an important role 
in almost all facets of College opera¬ 
tion. This fosters a sense of in¬ 
terdependence between College 
employees and student employees. 
He maintained, “The College real¬ 
ly depends on its student workers.” 


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Non-diners enjoy own food 


In the kitchen 


By Steve Burton 

“We fully expect a student 
who enrolls at Middlebury to eat in 
the dining halls,” according to 
Associate Treasurer David Gincvan, 
and ‘‘Furthermore, 1 don’t think 
we try to hide this policy in any 
way 

Speaking of the College’s 
policy regarding dining, Ginevan 
offered three reasons. It is financial¬ 
ly more advantageous for the 
school, it is the philosophy of the 
College, and the town of Mid¬ 
dlebury should not be expected to 
have the facilities to feed a large 
number of students. In light of 

this policy, several questions might 
be raised concerning students who 
wish to be off the meal plan at Mid¬ 
dlebury. How does one get off the 
plan here? Is it difficult to do this? 
How are the finances of such a 
move handled? 


We have come to 
recognize that there 
will be some students 
who just won’t want to 
eat on campus.” 


According to Karen Reynolds, 
administrative assistant in the Dean 
of Students office and who is 
responsible for students wishing to 
abandon the meal plan, there has 
been and is a limit of 25 people who 
may do so without justifying the 
decision. All students with medical 


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excuses and those who eat at frater¬ 
nities automatically are excluded 
from the meal plan. 

“ w 

YV e can con¬ 
sistently eat better 
than the people who 
eat at Proctor” 

The reason for the quota cor¬ 
responds with the school’s dining 
policy, as Ginevan noted: ‘‘A few 
years ago, we decided that no peo¬ 
ple would be off the meal plan 
without a good reason. But we have 
come to recognize that there will be 
some students who just won’t want 
to eat on campus. Thus, some 
students arc allowed to eat off cam¬ 
pus.” 

In order to get off the meal 
plan, one must talk with Reynolds, 
who will do as the student wishes as 
long as the quota of 25 is not yet 
filled. Otherwise, the student is put 
on a waiting list until a spot opens 
in the top 25. 

Students at Henckcls House 
who are now off the meal plan 
remarked that they had no pro¬ 
blems getting off because they had 
made arrangements last spring. At 
present, the eight residents of Hen- 
ckels buy their food with money 
from a checking account consisting 
of a pool of all of their rebates. 
They take turns cooking the food in 
their kitchen. 

Rob Nichols ’80 at Henckels 
described the setup, "It seems 
while we’re living here with a kit¬ 
chen that’s well equipped, we can 
consistently eat better than the peo¬ 
ple who eat at Proctor, We eat din¬ 
ner as a group but have breakfast 
and lunch on our own since our 
scheuules differ. Besides, we hate 
Proctor. ” 

HT 

J. think the rebate 
needs a closer look 
right now with the 
way food prices are 
escalating.” 

As a result of their limited 
budget, the students at Henckels 
have joined a non-profit food co-op 
in the town of Middlebury which 
gives its members a 12 percent dis¬ 
count on the wholesale price of 
food. ‘‘We’re trying to keep within 
our budget,” said Nichols. 

The budget of each student at 
Hen ckels is $ 178 per semester or ap¬ 
proximately $12 per week. The 
equivalent rebate for a fraternity 
diner or student with a medical ex¬ 
cuse is twice that, $356 per semester 
or about $24 per week. 

The reason for the disparity of 
rebates for students off the meal 
plan was not explained, although 


Ginevan remarked that the $178 
rebate has ‘ ‘nothing to do with how 
much it costs the school to feed one 
student for a semester.” 

Three students living in At¬ 
water South arc eating off the meal 
plan, two of whom have the 
“you-do-not-nced-a-reason” $178 
per semester rebate and one has a 
medical excuse rebate of $356 per 
semester. The three—Anne Dohna 
’81, Nancy Fishbein ’81 and Anne 
Tiemann ’81—estimate that each of 
them is eating for $12 to $14 a 
week, largely a result of their efforts 
to keep costs down. 

Like the students at Henckels, 
the Atwater group is a member of 
the food co-op in town and abstains 
from buying meat, although only 
one of them is a declared 
vegetarian. 

The people off the meal plan 
who were interviewed generally 
agreed that the $178 per semester 
rebate is meager compensation, 
Reynolds remarked, “I think the 
rebate needs a closer look right now 
with the way food prices are 
escalating. 

One problem en¬ 
countered is 

“spending mo r e 

money on food than I 
should.” 

One senior living in Gifford is 
off the meal plan but does not share 
her financial and eating respon¬ 
sibilities with a group. She said she 
often eats lunch at the Crest Room 
and has dinner with friends "who 
live in town.” Also, she mentioned 
that she eats "more now than 
before,” when she was on the meal 
plan. One problem that she en¬ 
counters is “spending more money 
on food than I should”. 

Generally, the people off the 
meal plan who were interviewed 
said they were happy with what 
they are doing. A member of the 
Henckels group observed, "It’s not 
as rushed here, you're not bumped 
into and you don’t have to go 
through the cafeteria atmosphere.” 

One of the Atwater group con¬ 
curred, saying that their meals were 
in a “relaxed atmosphere” and that 
you "know what you're eating,” 
and "you eat what you want.” 
Members of the groups did not cite 
time spent buying and preparing 
the food as a major problem, 

According to Reynolds, all the 
students who have asked to be 
taken off the meal plan currently 
are off, and, she added, there is no 
one on the waiting list. Eighteen 
students have medical reasons for 
being off the plan and approx¬ 
imately 200 fraternity diners also 
are exempt. 


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The Middlebury Campus 


Thursday, November 8, 1979 


Nuclear filmwriter warns of hazards 



Michael Gray, co-writer of meal last week. Photo by )udy 
"The China Syndrome," answers Brusslan. 
questions from students during a 


continued from page 1 

became interested in a political ac¬ 
tivist named Fred Hampton—a 
man who impressed Gray with the 
fact that he had “accomodated his 
own death,” and who was once ar¬ 
rested, Gray recalled, for stealing 
$71 worth of ice cream to distribute 
to kids. 

While filming a documentary 
on Hampton, Gray and his col¬ 
leagues happened to be at Hamp¬ 
ton’s home when 14 Chicago 
policemen approached the building 
in Bell Telephone trucks and killed 
Hampton in the ensuing raid: Gray 
managed to shoot a film which, he 
said, “convicts the State's attorney 
and the State’s raiding party of 
State murder.” Gray said this inci¬ 
dent inspired the “surreptitious 
footage” taken of the “Ventana” 
nuclear accident in “The China 
Syndrome.” 

The creation of his next 
film—“The China Syn¬ 
drome”—arose from Gray’s reac¬ 
tion to the neglect shown by 
Hollywood people to the documen¬ 
tary “The Death of Frank Hamp¬ 
ton.” Gray had previously set out 
to learn “how do you get this kind 
of a mess out to the people who 
need to see it” (referring to the 
Hampton film), and “how to sell 
tickets.” Armed with the advice of 
his wife’s cousin that a screenplay 
needs a “conflict, resolution, 
character development and a 
chase,” Gray began to write scripts. 

After reading Poison Power by 
Dr. John Gothman, Gray, with his 
engineering understanding, realiz¬ 
ed that what he had considered 
“good neighbor Nuke,” as he said, 
was actually “horrifying”. He saw 
then that the nuclear power cor¬ 
porations are full of “professional 
wrath, accusations, and peers com¬ 
ing down” on each other. All in all, 
it was a situation which he describ¬ 
ed in the screenplay of ' 'The China 
Syndrome. ” 

Gray sought for a “producer 
with power and a vision rising con¬ 
currently with the times”. He 
found Michael Douglas, whose 
“stately political vision” he ad¬ 
mires. Though originally Gray 
himself was to direct the film, 
Douglas undertook the job on what 
became—with the casting of Lem¬ 
mon and Fonda—a $6 million 
movie. 

Gray and his co-writers worked 
closely with three experts from 
General Electric who had recently 
left the nuclear power division 
because of controversy about one of 
the company’s plants. Gray 
asserted, “every conceivable wild 
conclusion we came up with they 
had an actual incident that covered 
it.” Thus, no liberties were taken 
with the accuracy of the movie. 

The opening of “The China 
Syndrome” occurred ten days 
before the nuclear accident at Three 
Mile Island on March 28, 1979. 
Gray joked that the public “would 
have assumed, if (it) had come out 
a week later, (that) it was a ripoff. 
Gray capitalized on his position to 
write a definitive analysis of the ac¬ 
cident for Rolling Stone , and 
therefore was at Harrisburg during 
most of the unrest. 

In his report of the Three Mile 
Island accident, Gray stressed the 
factors of lax regulations and insuf¬ 
ficient funding as those which caus¬ 
ed the “initiating event,” as he 
called it, at Harrisburg. 

Essentially, Gray said, a 
malfunctioning filter began the 
tragic chain of events. In order to 


flush out the filter properly, so¬ 
meone was in the reactor “giving it 
a shot of air.” However, “they left 
the valve open,” said Gray, “and 
for some reason there was no check 
valve.” 

At the same time, one of the 
three valve motors had been failed 
for a while, and the out-of-order 
tag on its indicator “hung over the 
green lights of the control valve” 
which signal that the valve is open 
The effect of this was to empty the 
boilers, possibly exposing the core. 

“Three-quarters of the alarms 
went off in the first few seconds,” 
said Gray. The operators took 
measures to control the acident, but 
they were subsequently faced with 
the now notorious steam bubble. 
This had formed imperceptibly, 
said Gray, in a duct leading from 
the reactor, though the water level 
in the reactor still read normal. 

Gray expressed concern in his 
lecture with the flaws in the design 
of the nuclear power plant which 
could cause such a disaster as Three 
Mile Island. The operators, he said, 
“did what they were told by the 
numbers. ” 

He first cited the arrangement 
of the control room which forces the 
operator to leave the main desk, 
cross the entire room, and enter a 
smaller chamber at a specific mo¬ 
ment in order to see the key instru¬ 
ment of the plant. Gray insisted 
that the chances of getting to the 
instrument when its reading was ac¬ 
curate were extremely small. 
Likewise, he pointed out, the valves 
used at Three Mile Island, made by 
Dresser Industries, “have a tradi¬ 
tion of failure.” 

Gray stated that safe nuclear 
power is “economically impossi¬ 
ble, ” because of the expense of ac¬ 
curate equipment. Given this fac¬ 
tor, as Gray said, “engineering is 
an inexact science” which “calls for 
human perfection.” He continued, 
the government “must institute a 
rigorous safety system in the United 
States.” 

“Security is going to have to 
achieve a level unlike anything 
we’ve ever experienced,” asserted 
Gray. He referred in amazement to 
a report that plant operators in In¬ 
dia were dumping nuclear waste in 
a ditch. 

On a lighter note, Gray sug¬ 
gested that the most efficient 
removal of nuclear waste would be 
to ' ‘give it to the post office and let 
them lose it.” • 

Gray stressed that communica¬ 
tion is important in dealing with 
nuclear energy. After all, if a memo 
which had been sent to Harrisburg 
by Babcock and Wilcox employees 
Kelly and Dunn, which detailed 
the flaw in the reactor duct, had ar¬ 
rived in time, the accident may 
have been prevented. “Finally,” 
said Gray,“action was taken on 
March 29, the day after the acci¬ 
dent, when the memo arrived.” 

According to Gray, society is 
now faced with the attitudes of 
some who regard nuclear power as a 
sort of “religion”. Among these 
whom Gray called “priests” and 
“acolytes,” he listed Edward 
Teller, the designer of the hydrogen 
bom b. 

Likewise, the financial 
bureaucracy has a similar attitude 
about its “economic fallout,” as 
Gray put it. Though Gray said it is 
“going to be expensive to pull the 
plug on nuclear power,” it is “up 
to us to explain to them that it is no 
longer safe to make money in this 
area.” 

Gray suggested that we turn to 


solar energy, which he asserted was 
“obviously the solution.” He 
pointed out that “all energy comes 
from solar energy” and that even 
“oil is stored solar energy. ” 

Though Gray said he felt that 


it was “not the moment for street 
action,” he said that “actions like 
Seabrook are useful.” He said that 
in educating the public, it is impor¬ 
tant that “people this time seize 
the flag,” not “desecrate” it as 


they did in the anti-war movement. 
The public, he maintained, must 
use this “effective and powerful 
symbol” and not “allow Exxon to 
wrap itself in the Stars and 
Stripes.” 


The real 
challenge 

is n 

ere. 

We’re the Middlebury Campus. 

challenge unparalleled anywhere else. 

We’re the official student newspaper 

You and the others who make up the 

of Middlebury College. But we’re 

Joint Campus Board make the deci- 

more than that. 

sions, find the stories, and print the 

We’re more than a collection of 

news. You are your own business. 

writing, more than a magazine of 

And there is nothing easy about it. 

photographs, more than a record of the 

If you feel you need a real 

acconplishments and ideas at Mid- 

challenge, the Campus is the place. 

dlebury College. 

All positions on its Boards are open 

We re hard work, long hours and 

for nomination. 

little tangible reward. But mostly, 

An experience to be found nowhere 

we’re dedication and people. 

else is awaiting you. Don’t let it pass 

Publishing the Campus is a 

by. 

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□ New* Editor 

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Thursday, November 8. 1979 


The Middlebury Campus 


P«*e 13 


Sp orts _ 

Panthers plainly outplay Union, 34-0 






By Steve Riley 

A bruising defense and an op¬ 
portunistic offense provided all that 
were needed last Saturday, Nov 3, 
as Middlebury’s varsity football 
team annihilated Union 34-0 before 
250 cold fans at muddy Porter 
Field. 

The first-string defense played 
three quarters of the game and gave 
Union only one first down And 
that came on a holding penalty 
against the Panthers. 

Meanwhile, junior quarterback 
Dave Caputi took charge of a 
previously inconsistent offense to 
pick apart the weak Union defense 
for five touchdowns. 

And after the final touchdown 
with 12:51 left in the game, it 
became only an occasion for coach 
Mickey Heinecken to give extensive 
playing time to the second unit for 
the first time since the season’s 
opening game against Colby. 

In addition, the game provid¬ 
ed an emotional lift for the team 
which, only a week earlier, had 


Sabine Field 

But while many fans speculate 
on the state of the team as it heads 
into the Norwich game Heinecken 
also reflected on the importance of 
the Union win. 

"It is nice to be able to put 
together more of a consistent attack 
than we had in the past two weeks, 
and the defense was outstanding. It 
was a good game for our own self- 
image, and maybe the most impor¬ 
tant part was the ability to play my 
second unit for almost the whole 
fourth quarter," Heinecken noted. 

The field conditions were far 
from perfect, as a driving rain had 
let up just about five hours before 
kick-off, leaving Porter Field dren¬ 
ched. 

Union’s offense sputtered the 
entire game, managing only 3 yards 
total offense in the first three 
quarters. Middlebury recorded six 
sacks of quarterback Dana 
Johnston, recovered four fumbles, 
and held Rich Romer, the leading 
rusher in the New England Small 
College Athletic Conference, to just 


Poised for the pounce: linebacker Russ Alves '80 
listens to the signals in Panther football action against 


Union. Photo by Tom Unger. 


tion most of the half, Middlebury 
got on the board again as Caputi 
rolled around right end nine yards 


After this hole opened up. halfback Jack Brennan '81 
practically walked into the endzone to score for Mid- 

moved the ball all over the field but 
was able to defeat winless Hamilton 
by just six points. 

That indeed is a healthy sign, 
since the Panthers must conclude 
their season next Saturday, Nov 
10 , in Northfield, Vt. against their 
arch-rivals, the Norwich Cadets. 

Game time in this year’s rendition 
of the third oldest college football 
series in New England is 1:00 at 


dlebury. Photo by Tom Unger. 


12 yards in nine carries. 

Middlebury opened the scor¬ 
ing in the first quarter on its second 
possesion of the game, as Caputi hit 
sophomore end Beau Coash over 
the middle on an electrifying 
51-yard pass play with 8:39 left in 
the quarter. Scott Sandblom ’82 
made the first of four straight PATs 
to make it 7-0. 

After retaining good field posi¬ 


to lead 14-0 at intermission 

Taking over following the 
second-half kick-off, Caputi hit 
senior co-captain Bob Yeadon for 
20 yards, and Jack Brennan ’81 
scooted around left end for six more 
points. 

Senior co-captain Don Roach 
intercepted on the following series, 
and Caputi moved the team on a 
sustained drive (13 plays, 4:48) to 


More sports 


page 14. The freshman football 
team embarrassed Dartmouth to end a 
successful season. 

page 14. The agony of defeat for 
men’s varsity soccer. 


page 15. Red hot swimmm’ women 
steal another meet. 


page 15. It’s not over yet for varsity 
field hockey players. 


page 16. Meet the Panther who is 
playing top notch football. 


r'lfl 




page 16. Cosmic, man. You guess¬ 
ed it — the ultimate returns 


page 16. Democracy triumphs 
again. See intramural touch football 
wrap-up. 


page 17. No, this is not just a 
preview of summer. See Good Sports. 


page 17. And speaking of seasons, 
what do you do when it’s cold and 
snowy outside? Run, of course.... 


make it 28-0. Chip Ablondi ’81 ran 
right, following a perfectly- 
executed pulling-guard block, and 
found paydirt from six yards out. 
This drive was aided by a Doug 
Dickson ’81 fumble recovery 
following a long Jeff Fisher ’82 
punt. 

Next Craig Franklin ’80 picked 
off a pass and five plays later Marc 
Macomber ’82 knifed in from the 
three for Middlebury’s final points 
of the afternoon. 

Heinecken noted that "the big 
plays helped to improve our status 
as from the very beginning field 
conditions seemed to indicate a dif¬ 
ficult day for the offense. Dave 
Caputi improved immensely out 
there and we executed much better 
as a whole." 

Frank DeLuca ’80 also had an 
outstanding day on defense, 
rushing for 103 yards on 18 carries 
while topping the 100-yard mark 
for the fourth consecutive game. 

Defensively, most everyone 
had a hand in the victory. Eric 
Kemp ’80, John Burchard ’81. 
Dave Barron ’80 and Russ Alves ’80 
all had sacks to their credit, while 
Franklin, Roach, and Pete Price ’81 


all had interceptions. Price picked 
off his seventh pass of 1979. tying 
the single season record set last year 
by Larry Pctzing. (Sec related arti¬ 
cle.) 

Thirteen seniors played their 
final game at Porter Field Saturday, 
nduding Kemp, Barton, Roach, 
Franklin, Yeadon, DeLuca, Mike 
Haynes, Pat Maxwell, Ken Parson, 
Art Poltrack, Ray Poyner, Jim Ryan 
and Paul Scheufele. 

However, if these 13 are to go 
out as winners, they must pull an 
upset over the Cadets, who are 7-2 
this year and lead the nation in 
total offense as a team. 

As Heinecken stated, "Most of 
the year wc are concerned with win¬ 
ning league games, trying to im¬ 
prove our performance and get a 
winning record. I just think Nor¬ 
wich is a fun football game to play 
in, especially up there. With their 
exuberant fans and the intrinsic 
rivalry built up over the years, it is a 
special game." 

And with the offensive and 
defensive combination the Panthers 
came up with against Union, Mid- 
dlcbury might just be able to win 
that special game. 


Senior co-captain Bob Yeadon plans his moves after making a third-quarter 
reception for the Panthers last Saturday. Photo bv Tom Unger. 








Page 14 


The Middlebury Campus 


Thursday, November 8, 1979 


Freshman football ‘streaks’ to victory over Dartmouth 


By Doug Dickson 

In another muddy contest, the 
Middlebury freshmen gridners 
sloshed their way to a rousing 35-14 
victory over the Big Green of Dart¬ 
mouth. With the win, the Panthers 
ended a fine season with a 5-1 
record. 

Middlebury struck early as 
halfback Dean Fredsall took a pitch 
and swept left end for an eight yard 
scoring romp. Dave Foord booted 
the extra point and it was 7-0. Mid- 
dlebury then ground out a 60-yard 
drive with hard-running Mark Con¬ 
roy contributing a dazzling 30-yard 
run. It was Conroy who then bulled 
his way over from the two-yard line 
for the second Middlebury 


touchdown. The kick after failed, 
but it looked as if Middlebury was 
in charge. 

The momentum changed, 
however, when Dartmouth return¬ 
ed the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for 
the score. The Big Green also came 
back with another quick score to 
put Dartmouth on top 14-13 at the 
half. 

The Panthers, however, 
“streaked” back in the second half 
behind the direction of quarterback 
Scott Laughinghouse. 

Laughinghouse, who broke an 
ankle earlier in the season, played 
with a protective cast, and executed 
the complicated Middlebury 
winged-T offense in fine form. 

Replacing the injured Tom 


Mahon, Laughinghouse got things 
rolling in the second half when he 
hit Kelvin Chase on a slant pattern. 
Chase turned the short pass play in¬ 
to a 50-yard TD as he caught the 
pigskin, made a couple of moves 
and raced past two Dartmouth 
defenders. 

The Panther offensive line 
controlled the line of scrimmage in 
the deciding second half and the 
back field of Conroy, Fredsall and 
fullback John Weeks found the 
holes. 

Weeks ground out some tough 
yardage in the heart of the Dart¬ 
mouth defense with Conroy and 
Fredsall using their speed on the 
outside. 

Larry Jones had a fine game at 


offensive guard and came up with a 
key fumble recovery on a Mid¬ 
dlebury punt. 

Conroy added another scoring 
burst in the fourth quarter and 


Chase hauled in another 
Laughinghouse aerial for the final 
Panther TD and his second score of 
the day. 


Above: Halfback Dean Fredsall sweeps left in Panther freshman football ac¬ 
tion against Dartmouth, 

Left: Kevin Chase ran 50 yards on a slant pass pattern to score in the second 
half. Here he celebrates that run. 

Below: Coach Geiger, Bruce Gevertz and Coach Petzing (from left to right) 
keep a close eye on the action from the sidelines. All photos by Sally Biggar. 




Midd’s ECAC soccer hopes dashed 


By Peter Jones 

The soccer Panthers ended 
■ heir 1979 season with a disappoin- 
ing defeat at the hands of the 
North Adams State College 
4ohawks by the score of 2-0. Thr 
c ame was unfortunately marred b; 
dismal field conditions that nevei 
.(lowed the Panthers to establish 
their usual well-disciplined bal 
control style of play. It was a game 
vhich was the epitome of a definite 
Lome field advantage for North 
•idams. 

The Mohawks came into the 
ame with a very impressive 12-1-2 
ecord, while Middlebury hac 
posted a 7-3-1 record against some 
of the best teams in New England 
When the match started (in cons¬ 
tant rain) there were already 2 to 3 
inches of water on some pares of the 
playing surface. 

Neither team could mount any 
type of attack as ground passes 
would either skip past players or 
stop dead before they reached their 
destinations. 

Towards the halfway point of 
the first period North Adams sent a 
forward in on senior tri-captain Jeff 
Angers in goal for the first real scor¬ 
ing attempt by either team, but 
Angers deflected the shot wide to 
his left. Another North Adams 


player raced in to pick up the re¬ 
bound, only to have his sure goal 
denied in a diving save by Angers, 
who had to wade through the thick 
mud around the goal. 

Middlebury was able to 
regroup and set up its attack on the 
drier left side of the field as junior 
halfbacks Grayie Howlett and Chip 
Doubleday were able to use junior 
winger John Sorice effectively. The 
Panthers, however, were denied by 
the Mohawk defenders once they 
approached the North Adams 
penalty area. The first half ended in 
a scoreless tie 

Conditions for the second half 
were even worse than the first. The 
field had turned into a pool of 
mud. North Adams seemed to have 
better luck in it but the Mohawks 
were constantly called for being off¬ 
sides as the Panther fullbacks, led 
by senior sweeper David Abend, 
were successful at employing an off¬ 
sides trap. 

At the 61:45 mark of the game 
North Adams was awarded an in¬ 
direct kick outside of the Mid¬ 
dlebury penalty area which Mike 
Mason converted for a 1-0 Mohawk 
lead. Middlebury tried valiantly to 
come back through the mud and 
water, but the Panthers’ best 
chances were cither just wide of the 
North Adams net or collected by 


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Mohawk goalie Peter Kotch. Nine 
minutes after his first goal Mason 
again converted for North Adams, 
this time on a fine shot off of a 
direct kick. 

The last twenty minutes were 
mostly dominated by Middlebury 
but the Panthers were not able to 
score. The loss leaves Middlebury 
with a 7-4-1 record and an outside 
chance of a bid for the ECAC 
playoffs.The teams competing in 
those playoffs are to be announced 
after this article goes to press. 
Although disappointed with the 
outcome of the game, Coach Ron 
McEachen commented that this was 
“one of the finest teams (he) ever 
coached. ’' 


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The Middlebury Gampu: 


Page 15 


Hockey players finish season 

By Kris Mix 


After bowing to a powerful 
Dartmouth squad by the score of 
1-0 on Thursday, Oct. 11, Mid- 
dlebury’s varsity field hockey team 
took on the Catamounts of UVM in 
a penalty-marred contest over Oc¬ 
tober break. The Panthers were 
unable to top UVM for the second 
time this season, but unlike the 
Oct. 2 game, Middlebury did tally a 
point before the match was over. 

Near the end of the first half 
during the confrontation on Satur¬ 
day, Oct. 20, UVM was awarded 
two penalty flicks in rapid succes¬ 
sion because of Panther goalie in¬ 
fractions. As Coach Missy Hopkin- 
son explained, penalty flicks are 
awarded “when the goalie does 
something wrong, like obstruc¬ 
tion," on a play that should have 
probably been a goal. During these 
shots the goalie is not allowed to 
move in the net until after the ball 
has been flicked away from the spot 
where it is placed, seven yards in 
front of the goal. 

On UVM’s first penalty flick 
Panther goalie Barb Caras '80 in¬ 
advertently moved before the ball 
was in play, and the shot became an 
automatic score for the Cata¬ 
mounts. Shortly afterwards, Caras 
faced the second penalty flick, and 
was unable to get her glove on the 
ball quickly enough to prevent it 
from going in. The score remained 
2-0 in favor of the Catamounts at 
the half. 

Middlebury waged a brief 
comeback early in the second half as 
high-scoring freshman wing Buff 
Woodworth put the ball in the net 
to tally the Panthers first score of 
the game. That point was to be the 
last for Middlebury however, as the 
Catamounts scored once more and 
time ran out on the Panthers. UVM 
won the game 3-1, but Hopkinson 
said the score was no indication of 


play, as the Blue “dominated” the 
contest throughout. 

Middlebury was able to turn 
that score around in the final 
regular season game, scheduled 
against Norwich on Thursday, Oct. 
25. It was a cold day in Northfield, 
but “once they got going" the Pan¬ 
thers were hot. 

The Cadcttes scored first 
before sophomore wing Joan 
McKenna put one in to tie it up for 
the Panthers. After that it was all 
Middlebury, as right inner Sue 
Butler ’81 and Woodworth each 
tallied one before the day was over. 
The Panthers won the contest 3-1, 
and Hopkinson said they “played 
well" in their regular season finale. 
The win over Norwich gave Mid¬ 
dlebury a 7-3 record. Two of the 
losses came at the hands of UVM 
and the other was attributed to 
Dartmouth. Woodworth was high 
scorer for the year with ten goals. 

Although regular competition 
came to a close after the Norwich 
game, the Panthers had perhaps the 
biggest event of their schedule yet 
to come. 

The New England Collegiate 
Field Hockey Association tourna¬ 
ment was hosted by Skidmore Col¬ 
lege on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sun¬ 
day, Oct. 28. The Panthers were 
one of several teams to participate 
in this prestigious event, where in¬ 
dividual players and coaches are 
recognized for outstanding skill and 
sportsmanship and selected to com¬ 
pete in Northeastern regional com¬ 
petition on Nov. 10 and 11. 
Outstanding athletes in that series 
of contests are selected to compete 
in the National field hockey Cham¬ 
pionship. 

Because of New England Small 
College Athletic Conference rules, 
Middlebury is unable to compete in 
National competitions as a team, 
but individuals are not disqualified 
from competition at that level. 


Over the course of the weekend at 
Skidmore Middlebury played three 
games, and ten Panthers were 
selected to go on to regional com¬ 
petition as representatives of New 
England colleges. 

The Panthers tied both Boston 
University (0-0) and Smith (2-2), 
then defeated the Bantams of Trini¬ 
ty by the score of 1-0. Chosen to 
play on New England's first team in 
northeastern competition were: 
Butler, halfback Helen Ladds '81, 
link Michelle Plante '82, and (even 
though she told the officials that 
she would be unable to play in the 
northeastern tournament because 
of her academic workload) Julie Ew¬ 
ing '80. 

Ann Luginbuhl '81 and Caras 
were elected to the second team; 
goalie Janet Rynick '81, Wood- 
worth and Lissa McKinley '82 were 
chosen for the third team; McKen¬ 
na made the fourth team and Betsy 
Conger '82 received honorable 
mention. 

Hopkinson said she believes 
that Middlebury had the greatest 
number of players chosen for 
regional competition among all the 
teams in contention at Skidmore. 
And not only were Middlebury 
players outstanding. Hopkinson 
was elected coach of New England’s 
first team — quite an honor for a 
first-year coach. The women who 
comprise the New England teams 
practiced together last weekend, 
Nov. 3 and 4, at Mount Holyoke 
College in South Hadley, Ma., and 
move on to northeastern competi¬ 
tion at Windsor Locks, Ct. this 
Saturday and Sunday. 

Several players will be chosen 
at that competition to represent the 
northeast at the Nationals over 
Thanksgiving. Although the Na¬ 
tional Competition was once used 
as the proving ground for potential 
U.S. team players, this year the 
most prestigious field hockey event 
in the country will not become the 
U.S. team recruiters’s heaven. In¬ 
stead, as Hopkinson said, “the 
point of the Nationals (will be) to 
play hockey." 

Hopkinson noted that in order 
for the Middlebury players to make 
the elite group of athletes selected 
to go to Nationals, they will have to 
“keepup." She added, “It's hard. 
They'll have to keep up mentally." 

Because their regular season is 
over, it may be difficult for the 
Middlebury players to do so. Yet 
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Just warming up, Karin Wilks '82 practices her butterfly stroke before racing 
for the Panthers against Plattsburgh. Photo by Sally Biggar. 


Swimmers shimmer 
against Plattsburgh 

By Lisa Kissinger 


The women’s varsity swim 
team improved its season's record to 
4-0 last Thursday, Nov. 1, by 
defeating Plattsburg State Universi¬ 
ty 114-24. The Panther women 
showed their strength and depth by 
winning first place in every event. 

Stand-out athletes of the meet 
were senior Sue Follett and 
freshman Carolyn McCallum, as 
each placed first in three individual 
events. Follett was victorious in the 
50, 100, and 200-yard freestyle 
races. McCallum finished first in 
the 50-yard breaststroke event and 
in the 100-yard individual medley 
with the times of :33.17 and 
1:06.82 respectively. She also swam 
on the winning medley relay team. 

Also finishing first for Mid¬ 
dlebury were Mimi Gleason '82, 50 
and 100-yaxd backstrokes; Karcy 
Dubiel ’83, 50 and 100-yard but¬ 
terfly events; Ginia Van Vranken 
'82, required and optional diving 


events; Carol Miller '81, 500-yard 
freestyle and Karin Wilks, 200-yard 
I.M. The Panthers' medley relay 
team of Gleason, Dubiel, Mc¬ 
Callum, and Lisa Kissinger ’82 was 
victorious, as was the 200-yard free 
relay of Dubiel, Miller, Follett and 
Kathy Kolhbry '80. 

“The intensity of this meet 
wasn't as high as when we were 
swimming against U.V.M.,” 
remarked Coach Gretchen Adsit. 
“But this type of meet allows the 
swimmers to participate in different 
events and broadens their ex¬ 
perience." 

The Panthers swam against St. 
Michael's College yesterday. 
(Results of that meet were not 
available when this story went to 
press.) The Midd women travel to 
Green Mountain College Wednes¬ 
day, Nov. 14, for their sixth meet of 
the season. The next home contest 
will be Friday, Nov. 30, at 4:30 
P.M. against Keene State College. 



Mimi Gleason '82 waits for the gun to start the 50-yard backstroke race in 
the Middlebury-Plattsburgh swim meet last week. She won both this and the 
100-yard backstroke event. Photo by Sally Biggar. 








Page 16 


Thursday, November 8, 197V 


Thursday, November 8, 1979 


The Panthers' Jack of all trades 


By Steve Riley 

“It is hard to imagine anyone 
who is playing better football than 
Peter Price,” noted Middlebury 
football coach Mickey Heinecken. 

And following a 34-0 rout of 
Union, it was hard to find any 
dissenters. 

All Price has done this year is 
:o be the team's leading tackier, 
ind the Panther who has recovered 
he most fumbles and tied the Mid¬ 
dlebury single-season interception 
mark with a first-quarter theft 
gainst Union last Saturday, Nov. 

And Heinecken feels he could 
>lay for any team in the East. Yes, 
hat includes Division 1. 

Price excels despite his own ad- 
nission “that I’m a pretty small 
guy." Listed at 5'9” and 171 lbs., 
’rice credits his high school and col¬ 
lege coaching staffs for his fine 
ackling technique. 

“My high school coach, Tom 
Daubnev, was an excellent teacher 
is was Pete Sundheim last year at 



linebackers take a lot of blocks so 
the defensive backs have to come 
up and make the play or stop a 
breakaway,” the free safety ex¬ 
plained 

Heinecken credited the junior 
with “outstanding perception of 


to ‘‘playing a more aggressive role 
this year and being in the right 
place at the right time.” 

Pete agrees with that latter 
statement but is quick to credit his 
defensive line “for causing a pass to 
be thrown in a higher trajectory due 


another result of being in the pro¬ 
per position on the field. 

3 As fellow defensive back Don 
Roach, Middlebury's co-captain, 
concluded: “Pete is successful since 
he continually strives for excellence 
on the field. He is a team pusher 
and his ability to make adjustments 
during plays makes him a real stu¬ 
dent of the game." 

But the story doesn't end here, 
since Price is also Middlebury’s 
second-string quarterback. He 
finally got to show his offensive pro¬ 
wess in the waning stages of the 
one-sided Union game. 

Pete played both ways at Port¬ 
smouth High, starting three years at 
defensive back and two years at 
quarterback. In his senior year his 
team was 10-0 and state champs. As 
a freshman at Middlebury he also 
played a little at each position. 

This season, following a series 
of injuries to reserve quarterbacks, 
safetyman Price became junior 
Dave Caputi's back-up when Bob 
DeValle '80 quit the team. 

Pete got his chance to play 


there. I think 1 could do at least a 
halfway decent job at quarterback if 
1 had to.” So does Heinecken in 
fact, if Caputi couldn’t play. “But I 
realize that it's only temporary since 
we have many quarterbacks coming 
up through the system,” Price con 
eluded. 

What about doing both? ”I’d 
like to try it...maybe...” Price said 
as a childlike grin tame over his 
face. 

And Price believes in the team 
concept of the game of football, 
which he cites as the main factor 
underlying Middlebury’s 3-2 record 
to date. 

“The closeness of rhe team has 
a lot to do with our success. I think 
Union was great since everyone got 
in, that was nice. We have great 
potentional for next year also,” 
stated Pete. 

Pere continued by crediting 
“some of the guys who aren’t 
recognized, for their knack of keep¬ 
ing the team loose before the game. 
They arc important to me.” 

It seems that in the midst of 


diddlebury,” stated the Port¬ 
smouth, N.H native 

The Middlebury defensive 
system adds to his opportunities 
“Being in the middle of the 
field 1 can sense which way the play 
is coming. In our defense the 


Peter Price. Ph 
the play coming at him on the field 
and great mental toughness in 
stabilizing the defensive unit.” 

Interceptions, Pete noted, 
“can’t always be planned our.” 

His coach attributes his success 


by Sally Bigga>. 

to their great rush.” With seven in¬ 
terceptions in the first seven games. 
Pete tied the record set by Larry Pet- 
zing last season. 

Recovering fumbles, which he 
has done three times in 1979, is 


against Union, and in successive 
plays tn one scries he ended up 
throwing a pass, being the lead 
blocker on an end sweep, and 
receiving a cheap shot on the 
sidelines. 

Injuries? “I thought I might as 
well trv it. I had a lot of fun out 


the swarming, physical defense 
which has characterized Middiebun 
football in 1979, Pete Price stands 
out individually in many way:-: 

That is why his coach is hard 
pressed to find anyone who is play 
ing any better. 



Pranksters play trick-or-treat 
in pre-Halloween contests 


Voter’s Choice tops Einhom 


Last Wednesday afternoon, to KDR 
Voter's Choice romped over season. 
Einhom 40-19 to win the annual The I 

Middlebury College Intramural Choice roi 
Football Championship. ten rrunuti 

Voter upset previously offensive 
undefeated and regular-season season. It s 
champion KDR 18-12 in the semi- the team, 
^finals, as Paul Righi ’82 completed strong def 
a touchdown pass to Doug The r 

,'hurston ’82 in the end zone with team inch 

(three seconds left in the game. Pinkos, Jo 

I All the winning players are John Klein 

I soph mores who reside in Voter ex- Steve Riley 
ccpt for Thurston. Einhorn is made Righi 

’p of assorted upperclassmen who year’s fre 

ave played together in the league displayed : 

dfore. Pinkos, Ta 

In all, over 70 players were in- with the k 

olved in the nine-team league, others pro 

which was organized by Physical rushing. 
Education instructor Mary Lick, Einho 

lead of Middlebury intramurals. Brown and 

Voter gave up the first and the foi 

( touchaown in each of the two defending 
olayoff contests, but came back Nuts," dis 


By Darrell Brown 


Pranksters exhibited poor team 
communication. Passing and receiv¬ 
ing were executed without full con¬ 
centration. Plampshire was able to 
maintain steady offensive drives 
and went on to defeat Middlebury 
by an eight-point margin. 

Ithaca College, just down the 
road from Cornell, did not have the 
same opportunities Hampshire did 
when they faced the Pranksters 
Middlebury regained their elite 
status as they trampled Ithaca 18-3. 
The game was filled with excep¬ 
tional offensive and defensive play 
by the Pranksters as they controlled 
the contest from the outset. 

Sunday was the day when the 
meaningful competition started. 
Cornell was faced with the threat of 
losing their own tournament as 


Middlebury showed supreme con¬ 
fidence The Pranksters fell behind 
early, and at half trailed by a count 
of 8-4. The second half, however, 
was to be totally dominated by Mid¬ 
dlebury as they rallied to within one 
point of Cornell, 13-12. The Ivy 
Leaguers remained stubborn 
though, and went on to defeat the 
Pranksters by a goal. 

A statistical breakdown of the 
Cornell game revealed that the 
Pranksters failed numerous times to 
capitalize on Cornell errors. Mid¬ 
dlebury just had a problem getting 
the disc into the endzone. If there is 
to be a positive note to the loss, the 
game did give Middlebury a better 
indication of their team ability. 


The opportunity had finally 
come for the Middlebury Pranksters 
to revenge last year's loss to the 
Cornell Ultimate frisbee team In 
the spring of 1978 Cornell edged 
the Pranksters bv two goals, and in 
the process, eliminated Middlebury 
from the National Championship 
competition. 

However, the majority of the 
Pranksters was unable to make the 
grueling drive to Ithaca during mid¬ 
term break. And the Pranksters 
who did make the trip would first 
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Running through winter in Vermont 


By Pete Horowicz 


are a few individuals who continue 
to enjoy other outdoor activities. 
And the cheapest and most conve¬ 
nient of these is running. All it 
takes is some warm clothing and a 
tolerance for adverse weather. 

Of course, not every winter’s 
day is suited to running. When the 
temperature dips below 0°F or the 
wind is howling greater than 20 
mph or it is snowing quite hard, 
then for safety’s sake, it is probably 
best to do your running in Fletcher 
Field House. But most days the 
weather in the Champlain Valley is 
miid enough for running. 

There is one misconception 
about running in the winter that 
should be cleared up. No matter 
how cold it may be, you will NOT 
freeze your lungs while running. 
And this doesn’t hold true just for 
polar bear types, it is true for 
anyone. It is a simple physiological 


fact that even sub-zero air will be 
sufficently warmed by the time it 
reaches your lungs so as not to be 
har mful to them It is probably best 
not to gulp down air as if you were 
sprinting, but even during heavy 
exertion there is little danger of 
lung damage. After all, the best 
trained cross-country skiers in the 
world will be exerting themselves 
quite intensely at Lake Placid this 
winter, and they will be much more 
likely to suffer from frostbite than 
from "frozen lungs.” It is the 
danger of frostbite that actually sets 
the limits in temperature and wind 
for outdoor activity. 

Next week we will look at ways 
that one can avoid frostbite by be¬ 
ing properly attired for winter run¬ 
ning. Meanwhile enjoy running on 
the dry roads, because soon they 
will be covered with ice and snow 
until March. 


You are padding along the 
snow-covered road when you hear a 
rustle in the woods. As you look 
over through the cold, crisp, 
January air you see three deer. They 
look at you as if to say "Man, you’re 
crazy, You could be back in your 
warm room listening to some 
Grateful Dead and sipping a rum 
and cider. Whar the heck are you 
our running for?” 

Being a reasonable creature 
you know they arc right, but what 
can you do; you’re hooked. You 
know that although most people 
(and deer) think vou are nuts, there 
is a great deal of satisfaction to be 
had in winter running. 

When winter comes to Ver¬ 
mont, most Middlebury students 
either become ardent building 
dwellers or ski-lift sitters. But there 


Windsurfing is a relatively new sport that combines both sailing 
and surfing techniques. The boat is essentially a surfboard with a sail at¬ 
tached in the middle. The surfer stands sideways on the board and 
grasps the boom in both hands, using his weight as leverage against the 
wind. It is an exciting sport to watch because it often becomes a battle of 
wills between the surfer and the elements. And although to a spectator 
it almost always looks fun, rarely does it look easy. 

But for sophomore Pam Peterson, windsurfing is practically second 
nature. She has been involved in the sport since she was 15, having 
learned the rudiments four summers ago. 

"My dad wanted a hang glider, so my mother bought him a wind¬ 
surfer," she said with a quick smile. Pam, ai least, has never regretted 
the substitution 

"When 1 first started I wasn't very organized, ’ said the Greenwictt 
Village native who summers in Scituate Mi, "1 sold six boats my second 
summer, and that made me eligible for a dealership 1 Since then it's 
been nothing bur good business for her outfit, which she has called 
Windsurfing South Shore 

Last summer Pam sold 18 windsurfers - boats which have a current 
i list price of $825.00. She attributes her success at the enterprise to two 
factors: first, she works hard at it, and second, she gives four hours of 
free lessons to every customer who buys a "board" from her. 

Although windsurfing is not an exceptionally easy sport to learn, 
Pam stated that anyone should feel fairly confident after four hours of 
lessons in moderate (5 to 10 knotj winds. 

"It’s hardest to teach people to step from light winds to high 
winds,' she maintained. "Once you hit 10 knots that's considered a 
high wind in windsurfing You balance your weight against the pressure 
of the wind on the sail. The lighter you are, the farther over you'll lean 
with the wind. 

"It's impossible to learn when you start in high winds. I start peo¬ 
ple on a Windsurfer Star - it's wider and slower than a regular wind¬ 
surfer and has a smaller sail There are also land simulators which don't 
move at all " 

Surprisingly, windsurfers make up the largest one-class sailing boat 
in the world and number some 130,000 internationally "The class is 
bigger than sunfish and hobies put together." Pam said. Only 20,000 
of the 130,000 boats belong to Americans. 

An annual international competition has been held since the sport 
got off the ground 14 years ago. This year the competition took place in 
Florida Oct. 4-11, and Peterson was there. 

' 'It was my first big competition.'' she explained, although she has 
been racing windsurfers during the summer since her initiation to the 
sport. Women are not required to pre-quaiify for the Internationals, 
but those wfio made the trip to Florida were, in all probability, ex¬ 
perienced enough windsurfers to have winning aspirations. 

Out of a field of 50 women, Pam placed eleventh overall, One- 
woman who raced was 68 years old, and the youngest female entered 
was 14. Needless to say, windsurfing appeals to diverse ages, and the 
competition is practically unlimited. The catagories include freestyle, 
slalom and long distance. Pam made her mark in the no-guts-no-glory 
category: racing on a triangular Olympic-style course. 

Making windsurfing an Olympic class is currently under considers 
tion, although as yet the sport is not nearly as widespread in the United 
States as it is in Europe, By 1984. however, if windsurfing maintains its 
incredible growth rate in this country and elsewhere, the chances of see 
ing it on the Olympic roster arc better than average. Pam may even b'- 
there. 

"I'll keep doing this throughout college ' she said "Or as long as 
I can afford it. It's a good summer job because I'm outside, and because 
I'm doing what I like to do " She calls her summer business "very pro¬ 
fitable," but is quick to point out that ' ‘one of the main reasons I went 
to Florida was because they had a special price for dealers (who came to 
the competition)." 

As both a sailor and a windsurfer, Pam feels that the sports provide 
different thrills. "You’re more a part of the boat (in windsurfing),’’ she 
said. "You’re the mainsheci and the rudder." There are disadvantages 
to windsurfing, including the fact that "you certainly can't do much 
long sailing, like overnight." But for Pam, the thrill of windsurfing, no 
matter how ephemeral, is it's greatest advantage. 


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Thursday, November 8. 1979 


Forum probes issues at annual dinner 


continued from page 1 

digenous black population in the 
northern tier of the nation as an ex¬ 
planation for low minority enroll¬ 
ment here and difficulties in 
recruiting such students. 

The president concluded, 
“The College is addressing it (the 
situation of minorities) in an up¬ 
front way." A recent development 
has been the formation of the Black 
Alumni Association, which involves 
black alumni in the admissions ef¬ 
fort to recruit minority students. 

Leroy Nesbitt '82, treasurer of 
BSU, commented that the number 
of black applicants to Middlebury is 
a major indicator of the problem of 
increasing the minority community 
here. He said he has been working 
with Ed Young in the admissions 
office to reach out to areas that have 
not been touched by recruitment 
efforts. A pamphlet for prospective 
minority applicants will be used in 
next year's recruiting effort, he 
said. 

Forum members asked for 
clarification of the purpose of the 
minority orientation held during 
the three weeks preceding Fall 
Term, and some questioned, in one 
member’s words, “What arc we 
missing out on?" 

Lindholm explained that the 
orientation is “both an academic 
orientation...and an introduction 
to the College... .Urban 
blacks.. .sense this is where the need 
is. ” 

Esther Vasquez '80, president 
of BSU, said she attended the 
orientation as a student when she 
was an incoming freshman and was 
a member of the student staff this 
fall. The students take four 
courses—sociology, English gram¬ 
mar, reading skills and math—dur¬ 
ing the orientation. 

The four areas arc ones in 
which minority students have pro¬ 
blems, she explained, and the pro¬ 
gram helps them “to not to be so 
shocked when it all begins." She 
used the example of the heavy 
reading load of Middlebury 
students to illustrate the obstacles 
which a minority student en¬ 
counters. 

The social aspect of the orien¬ 
tation period also aroused discus¬ 
sion, with some members wonder¬ 
ing if the three weeks allow blacks 
to form friendships and cliques 
before the other students arrive. 

Vasquez responded that 
“three weeks are not going to 
change a person’s background....If 
you’re going to mingle, you will, 
and if you won’t, you won't.” 

She emphasized the need for 
minority orientation to remain 
restricted to minorities. “It’s color; 
it all falls into the same thing,” she 


pointed out in discussing the 
reasons for the program. 

Lindholm supported her state¬ 
ment, saying that “it will be a great 
day in America” when minority 
students can enter a college with 
the same skills as whites, and 
“that’ll be the day we don’t need 
minority orientation.” 

Affirmative action 

Dean of Sciences Russell Leng 
gave a report on the role of affir¬ 
mative action in the College’s facul¬ 
ty hiring practices. Referring to the 
lack of a black indigenous popula¬ 
tion in the North, Leng said that 
few black professors want to settle 
here. 

However, he said, there is a 
need to attract more women to the 
faculty. The College presently 
maintains a policy of informal 
recruitment of women. 

The option of developing a 
quota system, though, has two in¬ 
herent problems, according to 
Leng. First, the pool from which the 
College draws applicants does not 
have too many women. 

He cited a recent search for a 
science faculty member in which 
there were 125 applicants. Three 
were women and one was a black 
man. Leng explained that women 
and minorities “traditionally have 
not gone into the sciences.” Also, if 
any of those four were well- 
qualified, he said, “you can bet 
your bottom dollar that every other 
school is after them, too.” 

Second, if the school were to 
establish a quota, it might be forced 
to hire a minority or woman who is 
not as well-qualified. 

Leng summed up, “We’re try¬ 
ing hard but we want to avoid the 
dangers of a quota.” 

Athletic recruitment 

Coach Mickey Hcinecken, 
assistant professor of physical 
education, attended the dinner to 
discuss the College’s policy on 
athletic reemitment. The term 
“recruitment”, he said, “is a 
many-legged octopus. It means 
many things to many people.” 

In Middlebury’s athletic 
department, coaches are involved in 
trying to attract students to the 
campus. According to Hcinecken, 
the coaches can communicate with 
prospective students by mail or 
telephone but they may not travel 
to recruit. The prospective student 
whom a coach contacts visits the 
College campus at his own expense. 

Hcinecken said the amount of 
recruiting in a sport is “strictly dic¬ 
tated by the individual desires of 
the coach.” 

The coaches forward names of 
outstanding athletes to the admis¬ 


sions office, but they are not involv¬ 
ed in the “nitty gritty” decision¬ 
making process, said the coach. 

The amount of recruiting and 
the number of players who are 
“recruited” is difficult to say, ac¬ 
cording to Hcinecken. -The extent, 
nonetheless, “is very definitely in 
tune with exactly what is done at 
other (New England Small College 
Athletic Conference) schools ” 

Hcinecken explained to the 
Forum members the need for a cer¬ 
tain amount of recruiting. “If Mid¬ 
dlebury needs to field a football 
team, it needs to recruit.” 

Tenure system 

The then-proposed and since - 
passed reorganization of the faculty 
prompted a discussion of the tenure 
system. Vice President for 
Academic Affairs Nicholas Clifford 
observed that because of tenure, 
there is “very little mobility at 
higher levels.” A faculty member 
in today’s academic community will 
find it difficult to change schools 
once he has received tenure. 

An argument for doing away 
with the tenure system is to 
enhance mobility, but, said Clif¬ 
ford, “Middlebury can’t do it 
alone.” Only if other colleges and 
universities of our standing abolish- 


Byjohn A. Bertolini, professor of 
English, advisor to the American 
Film Qub 


On Friday, Nov. 9, in Dana 
Auditorium at 7 and 9:30 p.m., the 
American Film Club will be show¬ 
ing "Champion”, starring Kirk 
Douglas. “Champion” is simply 
the best film about boxing to come 
out of Hollywood. Its nearest rivals, 
“Body and Soul” and “Requiem 
for a Heavyweight”, are soft at the 
center and sentimental, where 
“Champion” is tragic and hard 
thoughout. 

Its hero, played by Kirk 
Douglas in the performance that 
made him a star, follows the classic 
pattern: the tough kid from the 
wrong side of the tracks makes it to 
the top of the fight world, getting 
toughtcr every time he steps on so¬ 
meone until, finally, he can’t get 
any toughtcr because there’s no 
humanity left in him. 

Stylistically, “Champion” 
should probably be called a film 
noir. But it is a dark film in more 
than a technical sense: dark in its 
view of boxing and “the stink of 
corruption. ’ ’ that comes out of box¬ 


ed tenure would Middlebury be 
able to do so. 

Liz Engle ’80 asked members 
of the Committee on Reappoint¬ 
ment what the most effective way of 
making students' voices heard in 
the review process is. Bruce Peter¬ 
son, professor of mathematics, 
responded that students seem to 
want an immediate reaction to let¬ 
ters of recommendation from the 
Student Advisory Councils. 
However, he said, it is not the job 
of COR to go back to the SACs and 
comment on the letters. 

Lectures and workload 

The Forum meeting addressed 
the problem of scheduling both 
academic and non-academic lec¬ 
tures at 4 in the afternoon, possibly 
causing reduced attendance. Both 
Lindholm and Director of Student 
Activities Jackie Flickinger said they 
have protested the scheduling of 4 
p.m. lectures instead of evening 
events, but their suggestions have 
not been heeded. 

Peterson objected to the idea 
of changing the lecture times, say¬ 
ing, “I really thing we’re kidding 
ourselves” to think that more 
students will attend later lectures. 
Students put the pressure on 
themselves to go to the events, he 


ing; dark in the way it put a price 
tag on human relationships; and 
dark in the ruthless way it pursues 
its hero to his inevitable isolation. 

“Champion” is loosely based 
on a short story by Ring Lardncr. 
But the screenplay is better than its 


said. 

Speaking of reducing the 
academic load and a sense of 
pressure which students often face, 
Peterson commented, “My guess is 
that you get rid of that feeling only 
if you reduce the quality of educa¬ 
tion.” 

Michael Claudon, associate 
professor of economics, remarked 
that changing from afternoon to 
evening lectures would not help, 
because “we fill the 24-hour day.” 

Lindholm asserted, “The pro¬ 
blem is intellectual vitality on the 
campus,” where there is “too rigid 
a distinction between academic and 
social concerns. ” He added, “It is a 
problem not exclusive to Mid¬ 
dlebury.” 

A discussion of the workload 
ensued. David Rosenberg, assistant 
professor of political science, said he 
has found that “the more work I re¬ 
quire, the better the quality.” He 
added, “Maybe we’re teaching you 
crisis management.” 

Robert Gleason, professor of 
chemistry, observed, “I think a lot 
of Middlebury students delude 
themselves,” believing that they 
have more work than they actually 
do. 

Engle commented in the 
course of the discussion, “I don’t 
think there's going to be a resolu¬ 
tion.” 


source. It is the kind of script that 
hounds you with its best lines and 
potent ironies. The score is by 
Dimitri Tiomkin, and it is one of 
his best. The co-stars are Arthur 
Kennedy and Ruth Roman. 
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Sheldon museum celebrates 
150th anniversary of building 


By Jennifer Gold 


The Sheldon Museum in Mid¬ 
dlebury currently is celebrating its 
150th anniversary. The building, 
which still houses the collection, 
was constructed in 1829. The 
museum recently held a community 
open house on Nov. 4. Through the 
celebration, Nina R. Mudge, the 
museum curator, said shehopes to 
bring the community in touch with 
its art and relics. 

In order to finance its 
operating costs, the local museum 
receives two federal grants from the 
Natural Endowment of the Arts 
and the Institution of Museum Ser¬ 
vices. 

The museum houses paintings 
by such Vermonters Sheldon Peck 
of Cornwall and Benjamin Franklin 
Mason. Antique furniture pieces, 
including a set of Windsor chairs, 
are also on display. 

Sheldon’s library houses books 
on the local history of Addison 
County, Middlebury newspapers 
dating back to 1801, diaries and 
assorted documents from various 
organizations. Mudge explained 
that, in the past, Middlebury 
students have found the library 
useful for independent projects, 
research and senior theses. 

The museum adds College 
students to its staff in a variety of 
ways. Presently, two students, Don¬ 
na Winham ’82 and Andy Wilson 
’82, are there on a work/study pro¬ 
gram. Also, volunteers aid with 
cataloging display items and index¬ 
ing books in the library. Mudge said 
internships are available to learn 
museum practices. 


Photo by Amy Spangler. 


Friday Evening November 16 at 8 pm 
U.V.M. Patrick Gym 

All seats reserved $7.00 

Tickets available at: Billings Student Center/UYM 

Plattsburg State Student Center 
Bailey’s Music/Burlington 

For information on ticket reservations, 
please call 802-656-3090 
Presented by UVM Concert Bureau 


IBM executive 
lectures on campus 


By Dcbby Richman 

George E. Carter Jr., director 
of Administrative Accounting Ser¬ 
vices for IBM, participated in the 
Woodrow Wilson Visiting fellows 
program at the College Oct. 
29-Nov. 2. 

The visiting fellowship pro¬ 
gram “was established to encourage 
the flow of ideas between the 
academic and non-academic worlds, 
and to help students see the rela¬ 
tion between a liberal education 
and their lives after graduation.” 

Carter spent the fust 15 years 
of his career in the foreign service, 
holding administrative posts as the 
director of Peace Corps in Ghana, 
assistant director of the U.S. Peace 
Corps, and consultant on Asian and 
African affairs. 

He explained his move to IBM 
during a joint Campus I WRMC-FM 
interview on Oct. 29. ”1 agree with 
the philosophy of the Peace Corps. 

I thought of myself as a profes¬ 
sional. I had to make a living.” 
Carter maintained that the ‘‘notion 
of a long bridge” between his 
career in the foreign service and at 
IBM is inaccurate. 

He admitted that a ' ‘joj? offer 
was made. Once I got there/(IBM), 
no one knew what to do with me.” 
Carter said he presently finds 
pressure in his responsibilities as a 
financial executive with the cor¬ 
poration, but said, ‘‘I’m relatively 
pleased with what I’m doing.” 

Although Carter said he view¬ 
ed money and profit as “the driv¬ 
ing force” at IBM, he contended, 
“business is not absolved of social 
responsibilities...we have no alter¬ 
native but to be challenged.” 

Carter described the corporate 
minority's position at a Black Stu¬ 
dent Union-sponsored lecture 
“Role and Status of a Black Ex¬ 
ecutive in American Business,” on 

Liberal 

education 

continued from page 8 

the idea of a liberal education re¬ 
mains evident. 

Liberal arts colleges, because 
they do not have programs in 
medecine or agriculture, and 

All College 
Meeting Night 

Students should attend the 
department meetings of their 
respective majors. Freshmen 
are encouraged to attend the 
department meetings of interest 
after the Freshman meeting. 

The purpose of the meeting 
is twofold: 1) To discuss 
department business, and 2) To 
discuss issues which have come 
before the Student Forum and 
concern all students. 

All are encouraged to 
attend. Many campus-wide 
issues will be discussed that 
necessitate your opinion. 

“In order to relieve the 
students of any undue pressure 
on this evening, exams will not 
be scheduled for Friday, nor 
would papers be due at that 
time." It will also explicitly be 
understood that no other ac¬ 
tivities will be scheduled'- for 
those evenings. 


Oct. 30. “We’re under a set of cir¬ 
cumstances we can define. 
Members of minority groups can 
achieve a kind of leverage to make 
very dramatic careers.” 

“There’s a counting game that 
goes on,” said Carter. "At IBM, 
we’re required to go through 
minority’s folders to make sure 
their careers go as they should be. I 
have mixed feelings; it’s a whole lot 
of time and effort.” 

During his tenure at the cor¬ 
poration, Carter had been “asked 
to start up the first corporatewide 
equal opportunity program.” He 
explained, “My first task was to 
gather a staff. (There was) an em¬ 
bittered useless black man around 
for 12 years. By some fluke, I did 
take him onto my staff....He was 
extraordinarily able. Here was a 
brilliant example of what American 
industry could do to a bright, 
young black individual.” 

Carter then discussed the 
physical image portrayed by the cor¬ 
porate executive. “Far too many 
blacks in large bureaucracies never 
begin to understand the problem” 
of the appearance of the average, 
successful executive. “(At IBM) he 
is six feet, Presbyterian, has the gift 
of gab and is a con man.” 

During a career seminar 
presentation, Carter also cited good 
preparation, intdligence, hard 
work, and ‘ ‘a good bit of luck being 
in the right place at the right time” 
as contributing factors to climbing 
the corporate ladder. 

In “the educational patterns 
of top executives,” Carter said 
“better than 50 percent are people 
who started out with liberal arts 
degrees. (I have) the somewhat old- 
fashioned view that the ability to 
think and to understand problems” 
is important. He stated that there is 
“a point in any pyramid where the 
skill is managing people.” 

because they do not have access to 
the major government grams, to 
teaching assistants, and to other 
economies of scale on which univer¬ 
sities rely, are in danger of coming 
to seem dubious luxuries. Whereas 
small colleges were once an educa¬ 
tional norm in America, they now 
enroll fewer than f a fifth of our 
undergraduates As everyone in this 
room knows all too well, they are 
almost incredibly expensive: and 
my fear is that in the near future 
they will not even be able to com¬ 
pete with the fine private univer¬ 
sities in holding costs down. If our 
tuition continues to rise at the pre¬ 
sent rate, we will be woefully 
removed from the mainstream of 
American society. Our economic in¬ 
accessibility will cast doubt on our 
other values such as our sturdy 
reliance on the notion of liberal 
education, and we will increasingly 
be viewed as little throw-backs, 
box-turtles wobbling beside the 
freeway of modern education in 
America. 

1 am a small college partisan, 
and feel that they offer the 
possibility for educational com¬ 
munity unmatched elsewhere in the 
landscape of American academic 
life, that they are in their intimacy, 
a vital laboratory of the spirit for an 
America considering its colossal 
problems. But to avoid the 
hermetic trend outlined above we 
must now learn to connect the spirit 
of liberal education with the pro¬ 
blems of financing such education 
and With the social context of 
education. 






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The Middlebury Campu: 


Thursday, November 8, 1979 


Announcements 


Winter term 
registration soon 

Students will register for 
Winter Term courses the period of 
Nov. 7 through Nov 14, Registra¬ 
tion cards will be placed m mail 
boxes on Nov. 7. Winter Term 
Course Catalogues will be available 
at Proctor Invormation Desk. 
Registration instruction will be in¬ 
cluded in the Catalogue. There is a 
$5 fine for late registration. 

Spring term 
registration 

Registration for Spring Term 
courses will be held in McCullough 
Gym on Saturday, Dec. 8 , 1979 
between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 
p.m. Registration cards will be in 
mail boxes on Nov. 30. Students 
should consult their advisors and 
choose courses during the week 
prior to registration. Copies of the 
Course Catalogue Supplement, 
Course Schedule and Registration 
Information, including the hours 
designated for each class to register, 
will be available at Proctor Informa¬ 
tion Desk. Sophomores and 
Freshmen will register by random 
numbers which will be posted at 
Proctor. 

Students in the Class of '82 
who have not declared a major must 
do so before registration. Forms are 
available in the Deans’ Office. 

Sophomores will receive a Con¬ 
centrations Card which must be 
handed in at registration. 

Freshmen and Sophomores are 
eminded that they must pass at 
least one Foundations Course in 
each of three divisions before the 
end of the sophomore year. 

There will be a $25 fine for 
failing to register on Dec. 8 unless 
excused by a Dean. If you are 
unable to attend registration you 
may have a friend in the same class 
register for you. Students who owe 
fines or bills will not be able to 
register until their acounts are 
cleared. Do not wait until registra¬ 
tion day to pay debts. 

Final examination 
change requests 

Copies of the Final Exam 
Schedule arc available at Proctor In¬ 
formation Desk and in the Dean of 
Students’ Office. Students who 
need to request a change of date of 
a final exam may obtain forms in 
the Deans' office. Requests for ex¬ 
am changes must he made before 
the last day of classes (Dec, 8, 
1979). 

Memorial Field 
ice rink opens 

The Middlebury College ar- 
tifical ice rink in Memorial Field 
House has scheduled its earliest 
public opening ever this weekend. 

Getting an earlier start on ice 
making this year, the rink officially 
opens its season of general skating 
Saturday, Nov. 3. Public skating is 
set for 2-4 and 7-9 p.m, on Satur¬ 
day and 2-4 p.m. Sunday. 

According to new rink 
manager, Scott Stewart, formerly 
manager of the facility at Cortland 
State, rates at the Middlebury rink 
remain the same at S 1 for adults and 
50 cents for children. The weekly 
pub lie skating sessions are subject tr 


change due to conflicts with college 
games and will be posted at the 
Field House. 

Now in its 26th year of service 
to the College and area residents, 
the Middlebury rink offers a longer 
and better skating season because of 
new equipment installed recently. 
The 85 by 185 foot facility, well 
lighted and maintained, can accom¬ 
modate up to 200 skaters at a time. 

Camp and hike 
in Texas desert 

For the first time this year an 
off-campus Winter Term course to 
study the natural history of the 
Chihuahua-Sonoran Desert in Big 
Bend National Park (Texas) is being 
offered at Middlebury College. The 
course will involve extensive camp¬ 
ing and hiking in southwestern 
Texas. 

Students who arc interested in 
participating in this month-long 
field course should plan to attend 
an introduction to the course on 
Monday, Nov. 12 at 4:15 p.m. in 
the Science Center 127 or speak to 
Dwight Baker (Science Center 308) 
for further information, 

Women’s jazz 
ensemble performs 

ALIVE, a women’s jazz emsemble 
from San Francisco will perform at 
the First Uniterian Church on Pearl 
Street in Burlington, Vt., Thursday 
Nov. 8 at 8 p.m Tickets are $4.50 
in advance, $5.50 at the door and 
are available at Grover’s Book 
Stacks. Women's referral at UVM, 
child care provided. 

Applications for 
SAA positions 

The Student Alumni Associa¬ 
tion is now accepting applications 
for two student positions on its Ex¬ 
ecutive Council. Improved admis¬ 
sions, career counseling, and alum¬ 
ni relations are the primary concerns 
of the SAA. 

Further information and an 
application may be obtained by at¬ 
tending an open meeting on Tues¬ 
day, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Proc¬ 
tor Lounge, or by contacting Burley 
Dickerson in the development of¬ 
fice, Forest Hall. 

Be a friend to 
the community 

Volunteers are needed to be a 
“community friend” to retarded 
women from the Middlebury 
Group Home. One female is need¬ 
ed now—a couple for next 
semester. For more information 
contact jean Elton, Group Home 
director at 388-7706. 

Babysitters needed 
Tuesday nights 

The Counseling Service of Ad¬ 
dison County sponsors a discussion 
for young mothers every Tuesday 
evening. Babysitters are urgently 
needed to care for the children of 
the women involved. For more in¬ 
formation, please call Naomi Tan- 
nen of the Counseling Service at 
388-6751. 


Notify deans 
of your plans 

Students who will be leaving at 
the end of cither Fall or Winter 
Term to go on leave, to transfer, or 
to withdraw for any reason are ask¬ 
ed to notify the Dean of Students 
office of their plans by Nov. 28 at 
the very latest. If you indicated 
earlier that you might be leaving 
but have changed your plans, 
please notify the deans. 

Students enrolled in both Fall 
and Spring terms who take meals on 
campus both of those terms and 
who will study off campus for two 
weeks or more during the Winter 
Term are entitled to rebates of $21 
per week for the time away. 
Students enrolled for Fall Term who 
will be away on approved Leave 
Programs Winter and Spring Terms 
are eligible for rwo-week rebates, 
Applications for Winter Term 
Board rebates are available at the 
Proctor Information Desk and must 
be returned to the Dean of 
Students’ office by Dec. 3, 1979. 

Sunday services 
in Middlebury 

The Church of Jesus Christ of 
Latter Day Saints has organized 
Sunday services. They will be held 
at the Middlebury Grange Hall. For 
more information contact the Mor¬ 
mon elders at 388-4100. 

One year intensive 
architecture course 

The Institute for Architecture 
and Urban Studies will be making a 
campus visit to talk with interested 
students about the Undergraduate 
Program, a one-year intensive 
course in architecture for juniors in 
liberal arts colleges. The 
Undergraduate Program is designed 
for juniors interested in architec¬ 
ture . There are no prerequisites and 
students in any discipline are in¬ 
vited to attend the slide presenta¬ 
tion at Johnson Art Building at 4 
p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27. 

The Institute for Architecture 
and Urban Studies also has a pro¬ 
gram for recent graduates, the In¬ 
ternship Program, that offers a year 
of intensive design work in the sub¬ 
ject. The Internship fills this gap 
and serves as a fine transition bet¬ 
ween a liberal background and 
graduate programs in architecture. 
The Internship is a one-year inten¬ 
sive course with emphasis on design 
coupled with a work/study program 
within the Institute. 

For additional information see 
the 1AUS faculty advisor: Associate 
Professor of Art Glenn Andres. 

German film 
festival this week 

The German Department in 
cooperation with the Goethe In¬ 
stitute Boston is sponsoring a 
festival of German films from the 
past decade. The six films (by Her¬ 
zog, Fassbinder, Schlondorf, 
Wenders and others) have English 
subtitles and will be shown until 
Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. in Dana 
Auditorium. Please see Madd- Week 
or the German Department, 
Sunderland 205, for details. 


In addition, on Nov. 9 and 10, 
there will be a two-day seminar for 
German high school teachers and 
college professors from New 
England. All German students and 
German-speaking members of the 
College community are invited to 
participate. All events will be con¬ 
ducted in German and will be held 
in the Alumni House Conference 
Center. Please consult Mtdd-Week 
listings for Friday and Saturday for 
the times and topics. 

Seniors! Get your 
pictures taken 

The absolute deadline for 
Kaleidoscope Senior Pictures is Dec. 
6 , the last day of classes! If you 
don't know anyone who can take 
your picture, then contact Holli 
Gunther Box 3472. Send your pic¬ 
ture to Box 2199. 

Fines for emptying 
fire extinguishers 

Students should be aware that 
frivolous emptying of fire ex¬ 
tinguishers will result in a $50 fine 
for an individual involved for the 
first time. Repeated offenses will 
result in suspension. 

Dormitory residents are 
responsible for the fire ex¬ 
tinguishers on their halls. If the in¬ 
dividual who empties a fire ex¬ 
tinguisher is not identified, then 
the dormitory or hall must bear the 
cost of the cost of the fine. 

Please consider the proper use 
of fire extinguishers and refrain 
from their misuse. 

Marshall Tucker 
Band to perform 

The Marshall Tucker Band, a 
six-man rock and roll group from 
South Carolina, has signed to play a 
benefit concert for the 1980 Olym¬ 
pic Winter Games in Lake Placid’s 
new Olympic Center on Sunday, 
Nov. 18. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. 
arc $9.50 for floor seats, $8.50 for 
reserved seats, and $5 for standing 
room. Contact the Lake Placid 
Olympic Center for purchasing in¬ 
formation. All proceeds will go to 
the 1980 Games. 


Classifieds 


Reward offered for the return of a 
SCARF. It is blue with red woven in 
, and is fuzzy. PIJLASE return it. 
Jenny Weinraub, Box 4014 


Help: There are two open heart 
surgeries in Burlington and a great 
shortage of 0 negative blood. 
Please, those of you with 0 negative 
blood, try to donate at the Mid¬ 
dlebury College Blood Drive or 
before. Questions? See Robin Howe 
388-4196 or Box 2588 


Bargains (clothing, miscellaneous) 
at the Smith “Nearly New" Sale, 
Middlebury Congregational Church 
vestry, Thursday, Nov. 8—10 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 9—9 
a.m. to 1 p.m. 


Cubeta will lecture 
on Shakespeare 

Paul Cubtta, College professor 
of the humanities, will deliver a Fif¬ 
teen Fridays series lecture Nov. 9 at 
4:15 p.m. in Munroe Faculty 
Lounge. ’’Last Words in 
Shakespeare Drama ’ is his subject. 
There is no charge for admission. 
The general public is welcome. 

Fifteen Fridays is a series of 
readings, lectures and kindred 
events presented on Friday after¬ 
noons during the fall and spring 
terms at 4:15 p.m. It is sponsored 
by the English department and con¬ 
ducted in association and with the 
cooperation of various departments 
of instruction. 

Spanish club 
dinner on Saturday 

The Spanish Club will hold an 
O/e dinner Nov. 10 at 6 p.m in the 
Chateau. Enchiladas, empanadas, 
refried Mexican beans, guacamolc, 
wine and dessert will be served. 
Tickets will be sold for $2 during 
meals today through Nov. 10. 

Winter term 
at Berea College 

If you are interested in atten¬ 
ding Berea College on a Winter 
Term Exchange Program, please see 
Dea n Cynthia Shaw in Old Chapel. 
The Berea College Winter Term 
Catalogue is now available. 


Wines! 

How well do you know 
your wines? As part of Alcohol 
Awareness month, PY4l4 will 
provide a study opportunity 
for you to estimate the 
alcoholic content of wines. 

PY 414 will provide the 
wines. Anyone over 18 years of 
age is eligible. Sign up at the 
Proctor Information Desk. For 
further infoimation call 
Susanne at 388-6206. 


FOR SALE— New Ladies size 5 Vi 
Nordica Ski Boots and Salamon 222 
bindings (weight range up to 120 
lbs). Best offer or trade for cross¬ 
country equipment. Call 388-6220 
days, 388-6397 evening and 
weekends. 


Flying home for Thanksgiving? 
Half-fare coupons, one American, 
one United; $40 each. If interested, 
call 388-6436. 


Campus classified ad 
guidelines: limit of 25 words tstus 
phone number, it per week for 
each insertion: payment must ac¬ 
company order. Send copy to: 
Classified, Box C-2198, Mid¬ 
dlebury College. Deadline is 5 
p m. each Saturday.